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St Louis Cathedral, Port Louis

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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. Put St Louis Cathedral into our Port Louis itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Port Louis.
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  • As a tour guide and a Mauritius Citizen, its one of the best place to visit because it is the Diocese and it is the main Church where all big celebrations are done ! Nice Picture inside and very calm ...  more »
  • In the city-center, this is a marvelous cathedral to visit. Lots of photo opportunities too. Very striking.  more »
  • On of the oldest church in Mauritius. Constructed with rocks. Calm and relax place. A must see for tourists.  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.
  • Kingdom of peace & love! Be blessed!
  • 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.
  • So peaceful and loving
  • Calming and beautiful

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Where to stay in Port Louis

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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