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  • 1 Blue Penny Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Caudan Waterfront MS - Port Louis

    The museum's name is no mistake, and it does indeed have on display some exceptional old stamps (including the famous 1847 Post Office). We can't recommend highly enough a visit to the Blue Penny Museum for its wonderful collections illustrating the ..

  • 2 Central Market Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Queen St. MS - Port Louis

    This is the place where you can feel the pulse of Port Louis. This large covered market, on the north side of the Place d'Armes near Chinatown, is bursting with spices, meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and healing herb teas, as well as items made for t..

  • 3 Place d'Armes Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place d'Armes MS - Port Louis

    On this square facing the harbour, a long alleyway lined with royal palms connects the statue of Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1699-1753), named governor of the island in 1735, and the typically colonial Government House (1738). Here on the Place d'Armes, ..

  • 4 Chinatown Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corderie St. MS - Port Louis

    The Chinese began coming to Mauritius in the 19C, bringing their dynamism and spirit of enterprise. In Port Louis a great "gate" marks the entrance to Chinatown, east of the central market. Behind it, the tightly packed, colourful stalls of..

  • 5 Jummah Mosque Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Royal St. MS - Port Louis

    Built north of Chinatown in the mid-19C, Jummah Mosque is endowed with a fine sculpted wooden doorway. The Muslim community on Mauritius is mainly composed of Sunnis.

  • 6 Natural History Museum

    Museums and art

    Poudrière St. MS - Port Louis

    The dodo, symbol of Mauritius, was a sort of large pigeon that couldn't fly due to atrophied wings and went extinct by the 17C. You can see a reconstruction of one here, perhaps justifying a visit to the Natural History Museum, although its collectio..

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