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The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis - Explore like a pro

The capital of Mauritius has a great many things for you to look at and do. Here are some of the things you might want to know about the place before your holiday there.


About Port Louis

This is the cosmopolitan city of Mauritius and the city was founded in the year 1735 by a French Governor. Located in the north part of the coast Port Louis is the business and administrative capital of Mauritius. This city is known to be bustling with activity during most days and has a lot of historical and cultural attractions and treasures for you to explore. Apart from the central market and a few other historical sites Mauritius also has one of the oldest racecourses in this part of the world. If you want to get the most of what this place has to offer you must stay at one of the best resorts in Mauritius the likes of The Residence Mauritius by Cenizaro.


Things To See When In Mauritius

Historic places are on the top of all list of things to see when you are in this part of Mauritius and you can add the Government house in it. Being one of the oldest buildings in the area this place was recently renovated and is now known as the parliament of Mauritius. Another place you must check out when in the capital of Mauritius is fort Adelaide. This Fort is located on a tiny mountain and lets you look down at the harbour and the City. The fort was built and completed in the year 1840 and its main purpose was to protect the city against riots. These riots happened during the end of slavery. During your visit to the capital in Mauritius, you will find that a lot of international and local concerts are being performed here. You must also keep aside time to visit the Natural History Museum which was founded by the Natural History Society of Mauritius. This Museum is home to more than 35,000 specimens.


Things To Do When In Port Louis

If you are thinking of shopping while you are on Holiday in Port Louis, you definitely must visit the Caudan waterfront. Home to many designer brands that can be found in international countries the stores offer these products at bargain prices for you. After you finish shopping you can head out to the waterfront and taste numerous dishes at the many popular restaurants. Another place you can explore is the Museum of Photography found in Mauritius. At this Museum you will be able to go back in time with the help of the photographs and the cameras used back in the day. Most of the photographs that are on display in this Museum of Photography was put together by the famous photographer Tristan Breville.


Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre

If this name does not remind you of India you have some reading to do. The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre is a combination of a scientific centre and a leisure park. Found on the borders of the capital in Mauritius people of all ages will be able to participate and take a look at the many exhibits and activities offered here. The ultimate goal of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre is to show children that science can be fun.

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