St Louis Cathedral, Port Louis

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#8 of 17 in Historic Sites in Mauritius
One of the oldest churches in Mauritius, St Louis Cathedral serves as a quiet place of meditation. The present Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1933, after frequent cyclones destroyed earlier edifices from the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest part of the church is an 18th-century obelisk fountain with four lion heads on each side, located just opposite the entrance. The interior of the church features statues of saints and stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. Rest and contemplate in the small garden area in front of the church. Make St Louis Cathedral a part of your Port Louis vacation plans using our Port Louis trip itinerary builder .
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  • It is a beautiful and imposing church no more. We preferred the Cathedral St. James, smaller and prettier internally and externally.
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  • A beautiful stone church with beautiful stained glass inside. It is the Cathedral of Mauritius. Not very old but very beautiful architecturally. In its interior there are some interesting paintings. Do not miss it.
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  • Current cathedral has been just renovated and built 1930s. Original churches at this place date 1750s, but has been destroyed by cyclone and later structural problems. We visited briefly before mass s...  more »
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  • Beautiful church in the heart of the city. It reminds me that it was Christianity that took first this beautiful island.
  • Beautiful Cathedral. Worth a visit. Parking available, need to buy parking tickets from most petrol stations. Parking tickets are used in Port Louis, Rose Hill, Beau Bassin and Curepipe.
  • Kingdom of peace & love! Be blessed!
  • So peaceful and loving
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Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
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