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Citadel Fort Adelaide

Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Historic Sites
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Lagos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here today as part of a tour of Port Louis arranged by Mauritours. It's a relatively small fort but it's possibly the only place that gives a breathtaking panoramic view of Port Louis. I wish they had left more of the historical artifacts in the fort so visitors can get an idea of what the fort was like... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This fort is not a big one. but one have to visit this to get a panoramic view of port louis.It is situated on a hill. you can see residential areas on one side and can spot the commercial buildings on another side.

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I cannot imagine anyone comes to a beautiful island like Mauritius to admire a crumbling colonial fortress, especially one up a steep hill. The view of the city is impressive from it and we had a decent cappuccino in the small cafe it contains. It has been suggested that Port Louis is a nondescript city, that's certainly not what we... More

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The fort it's self is not much, there is no information as to who it was used by, for or when, but it is worth a visit for the panoramic view.

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New York City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There is no reason to stop here other than to soak in the anticlimactic view over Port Louis, an utterly nondescript city. Don't waste your time.

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Sisteron, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not much to see. The citadel itself is not beautiful and the view from it is not very pleasant. Yet it enables you to discover the modern part of the city with its buisness buildings, which we found quite ugly as a matter of fact. But of course whan you come to Mauritius you may wonder what the main city... More

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As many have mentioned, the view over Port Louis is great. It is car accessible, so if you are not a fan of walking up the steep hill, you can drive there easily. If you want to have a better panoramic view, I would recommend to go on the healthy trail of Montagne Signaux. You can get a cab to... More

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New Delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The fort gives a nice view over Port Lewis. Nothing much besides the view. Found the shops inside the fort carrying some nice merchandise but were much more expensive than the city.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A rather stark area which has a cafe and a few shops inside the citadel. Views over Port Louis are excellent. Worth a visit.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This fort sits at an elevation so you get a very good view of the Port Louis city. It can be best experienced in a sunny day. And make sure you get a panoramic view to get the most of your visit. History may not be much of interest here.

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