International Slave Route Monument, Le Morne

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International Slave Route Monument, while small in size, holds huge significance as a reminder of the price of freedom and the suffering endured by so many during years of this active slave route. Built on February 1, 2009 to commemorate the 174th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Mauritius, the monument informs visitors of the role this small island played in the slave trade as a major stopover. One larger sculpture forms the center, surrounded by others symbolizing the various countries from which the slaves arrived or where they ended after transiting through the island. The structure stands at the foot of Le Morne Mountain and is a quick but worthwhile stop on your way to nearby beaches or a trip up the mountain. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to International Slave Route Monument and many more Le Morne attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Le Morne road trip planner.
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  • Le Morne Brabant is home to UNESCO's World Heritage site dedicated to the memory of the fight for freedom of the slaves in Mauritius...indeed in the world. The monument at the foot of the mountain... 
    Le Morne Brabant is home to UNESCO's World Heritage site dedicated to the memory of the fight for freedom of the slaves in Mauritius...indeed in the world. The monument at the foot of the mountain...  more »
  • Powerful monument reminding us of the tragic history that many countries would just rather forget. This moving monument, sculptures by various nations, in the shade of Le Morne Brabant, is opposite... 
    Powerful monument reminding us of the tragic history that many countries would just rather forget. This moving monument, sculptures by various nations, in the shade of Le Morne Brabant, is opposite...  more »
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  • A culturally significant monument to go visit, bringing awareness to the slave trade that happened long ago. Lots of parking across the road at the beach, it’s a 1 min walk. There are many beautiful art installations from around the world, with explanations in English and French. Also one of the best view of Le Morne mountain from inside the monument circle.
  • If Mauritian could realize the chance it is being in such a beautiful country, but in contrary they just giving away our wonderful places away to get wealth in return .

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