Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius island. The main flock of tourist arrives here to enjoy the city sights and amongst them the Ramgoolam Botanical garden is probably best visited. And for nature lovers probably also the most interesting.
Travel and discover Port Louis
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, with it’s modern airport terminal, lies less then 50 km from the capital city, with direct flights going to Paris, London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Johannesburg and many more cities all over the world.
Port Louis lies on western coast of Mauritius, surrounded by hills, which are offering an amazing view on capital city. A few hours walk and you’ll be looking on the Port Louis from some great spots being on about 800 meters above sea level.
Historic and religious capital of Mauritius
The capital city is also known as the city of many religions. Visitors can see a catholic church, a mosque and also Chinese and Indian temples. So many cultures blending in the city in the past, are making the reality of today. The vibrant streets around the central area are best visited in the city. There are few nice museums in the town, including the Blue Penny Stamps Museum, which holds probably the most expensive stamps in the world. If you came to learn more about extinct Dodo birds, then you have to visit the Natural History Museum, where they exhibit the birds skeleton. Finaly the Central Market and Chinatown will present the city to the tourists as they have to see it.
Port Louis is a nice harbour which can offer probably the most cultural heritage on the whole island. Being in the vicinity of Grand Baie, a city with great beached and amazing aray of water sports activities, boosts it’s price even higher.
Best Port Louis Attractions
Natural History Museum, Mauritius Photographic Museum, Blue Penny Stamps Museum, Government House, Ramgoolam Botanical garden, Central Market, Fort Adelaide, Grand Theatre