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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  • Such an important monument and one that must be visited by all guests to remember the history of what happened here 
    Such an important monument and one that must be visited by all guests to remember the history of what happened here  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Important monument for Mauritian history. The description war very well and around the central monument are different artworks and information about this historical event. A serious must visit especially in contrast to the "paradise environment" around.

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