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Citadel, Port Louis

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Do some upscale shopping and admire the views at Citadel, a former military base set in an impressive location. Built during 1834 and 1840 when the land was under British colonial rule, the fort sits atop a hill, well positioned to spot incoming attackers and fires in the city below. Now offering extensive views of the port town and coastline, the citadel has been refurbished to provide a range of boutique stores within its iconic blackened brick walls. If shopping in historical monuments isn't your thing, history buffs will enjoy the canons, positioned authentically, and the neatly restored walls. Put Citadel into our Port Louis trip maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Port Louis.
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  • A great viewpoint of the city, port and surrounding mountain-scape. We really enjoyed taking a minute or 2 to enjoy the city in peace. Other than the view there’s nothing else really there so... 
    A great viewpoint of the city, port and surrounding mountain-scape. We really enjoyed taking a minute or 2 to enjoy the city in peace. Other than the view there’s nothing else really there so...  more »
  • The citadel itself is not that interesting with the exception that it is not good to defend the harbor but to subdue the city but it provides the best view of the city. 
    The citadel itself is not that interesting with the exception that it is not good to defend the harbor but to subdue the city but it provides the best view of the city.  more »
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  • You get nice views of the city and of the harbour of Port-Louis from the top of the hill and of the various mountains surrounding the city.
  • Good view of Port and entire city. Peaceful place.

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