Top Historical Places in Port Louis

Are you looking to explore the history of Port Louis through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Port Louis including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Port Louis. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Port Louis ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Port Louis, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Port Louis for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Port Louis with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Fort Adelaide

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    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.
  2. Aapravasi Ghat

    Tags: Waterfront, Historical Site

    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 half a million labor force was shipped to the shor...Read more
  3. St Louis Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    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. If you are in Port Louis, do make sure you take a walk around the c...Read more
  4. Government House

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    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.
  5. Company Garden

    Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Monument

    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 garden. When in the city, do take a walk amidst t...Read more
  6. S S R Memorial Centre For Culture Image
    ©

    Tags: Art And Culture, Memorial

    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 memorial centre has exhibits on SSR’s life...Read more
  7. St. James Cathedral Image
    ©

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    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 peaceful aura around it which can’t be found...Read more