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Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

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We visited based on the TripAdvisor reviews and although small it's a very good insight into Mauritian history and culture, from the Dutch to the British through indentured... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I missed this in the Tripadvisor. Luckily the man in the Foreign Exchange suggested we went there to see Mauritius' full history. Amazingly entrance is free for such a prettly well kept air-conditioned exhibits. The staff were very friendly that she even wanted to stay after her working hours 4pm for us to finish viewing everything. We didn't manage to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited based on the TripAdvisor reviews and although small it's a very good insight into Mauritian history and culture, from the Dutch to the British through indentured workers, very insightful and interesting and well worthwhile. My only issue was that there was the odd random object with no description, perhaps the young lady on reception playing first person shooters... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Aapravasi Ghat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Port Louis. This is what remains of an immigration depot created in 1849, and testament to one of the greatest migrations in history. There were as many as 1,000 men, women and children in the depot at any one time that had to go through processing and the 16 stone steps... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is a must see spot. If you visit this island you will become curious to know how come it's residents look like Indians! This place is the first place where Indians were brought in to Mauritius by the British government from 1834 to start working there. They were first kept here, medically examined and then received a permission... More 

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I don't understand why this is not in the top 5 in Port Louis. It's a historic place that explains how the first "indentured workers" arrived and why Mauritius has such a rich Indian heritage. The museum that is part of the Aapravasi Ghat is free of charge, make sure to stop by.

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Mauritius
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Aapravasi Ghat is an historic place that has been an important landmark in our Mauritian history. It also has, now on its grounds, a newly furbished museum where one can learn about the history of our country during approximately half an hour guided visit... Worth a stop for those who love historic places....

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Having seen numerous adverts for this, and not being entirely sure what it was, we found ourselves here whilst travelling around the island. It gives a very good insight into the basic foundations of society that grew and made Mauritius the multi-cultural island it is today. For me it explained the human history visible all over Mauritius and helped me... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I wondered, when Portugese, Dutch, French, English ruled this country, how it became a Hindu country. Not after visiting this place. The English brought about 450,000 people (over years), as indentured workers (don't ask me the meaning...I googled it then and there..understand it as a kind of bonded labour) mostly from the Calcutta, Bombay, Chennai, during the British rule in... More 

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WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The Ghat is a series of warehouses near the waterfront in Port Louis. Part of the warehouse complex has now been turned into a museum to trace the history of indentured labour brought to Mauritius to service the sugar can plantations after the abolition of slavery. Mauritius was the first country in the World where the British trialled this system... More 

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sirsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Building comlex from where immigrant labourers were made to pass,now declared as world heritage site by Unesco.Aapravasi is Hindi word meaning non-resident or immigrant.This area now houses even Prime ministers office.

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Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis

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