Port Louis is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Port Louis one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Port Louis is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Port Louis or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Port Louis. Explore the historical monuments of Port Louis with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Port Louis guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Port Louis page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Port Louis landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Port Louis.
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Sebastopol St, Port Louis, Mauritius
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
Built by the British in anticipation of an uprising from the few French settlers and to protect Port Louis from infiltrators coming in through the harbor, Fort Adelaide is built in a very strategic location. At 240 feet above sea level, the view Fort Adelaide offers in par excellence! With a 360 degrees view, you can not only see the city of Port Louis but also the surrounding mountain range.
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Ex-DWC Building, 1 Quay St, Port Louis, Mauritius
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
During the colonial era, the British used to ferry ships and ships of indentured laborers from India, to Mauritius, under their indentured servant scheme. The Aapravasi Ghat is a bunch of buildings on the sea front that served as the immigration department for indentured laborers. During the years the indentured servant scheme was in play, over hal...
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Bourbon St, Port Louis, Mauritius
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The St Louis Cathedral, built in 1814, is one of the oldest Churches in Mauritius. The church was promoted to Cathedral in 1847 and is popular for its Latin cross design, when view aerially. Today, the humble church is loved for its simple architecture and tranquil atmosphere and is the reason why many visitors still admire it.
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Intendance, Port Louis, Mauritius
Dubbed as the oldest building of the capital, the Government House was the residence of the first French governor of Mauritius, built under his supervision as well. The architecture of this building is typical of the French colonization era! One of the striking features of the premises is the statue of Queen Victoria with an air of un-amused indifference.
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La Chaussee, Port Louis, Mauritius
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Company Garden had three entrance gates and is loved for the number of monuments in contains.
The Raoul Rivet Monument, Remy Ollier Monument, the Adrien D’epinay monument, Leoville L’Homme, Brown Sequard monument, the statue of Doctor Manilal Maganla, Soeur Marie Barthelemy, and the Al- Idrissi monuments are the highlights of the ga...
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87, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Street, Plaine Verte, Port Louis
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Memorial Centre for Culture is an important part of Mauritian history. Home to the first post-independence Prime Minister of the country, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) is fondly referred to as the Father of Independence. To honour his memory, his colonial styled home has been transformed into a memorial centre. The m...
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St Denis St, Port Louis, Mauritius
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The city of Port Louis has many places of worship, each exquisite in their own style and poise. One such place is the St. James Cathedral- the oldest Anglican Church in Mauritius. Rife with history, this church has been open to the masses since 1850. Although it’s not a busy church compared to its counterparts, St. James is said to have a pea...