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Address: Port Louis, Mauritius
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perfect view of the city

We have arrived here luckily pretty easy, but without a map there are no signs to this place. You climb a hill and can see Port Louis and it can help you then orientate better if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rogoz A
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Romania
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Romania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have arrived here luckily pretty easy, but without a map there are no signs to this place. You climb a hill and can see Port Louis and it can help you then orientate better if you want to visit the city. It is a nice view and the time we visited we were the only ones there and we... More 

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Thank Rogoz A
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fortress built by the British. This was beautiful as I love history. You get amazing views and is well worth your time !

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Thank Traveladdictuk76
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ancient fortress on the top of the mountain. A wonderful view of the city of Port Louis. The trip takes a little time, but it's worth it!

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Thank Sergey R
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I traveled to Citadel Fort on our first day tour which was restricted to North Mauritius specifically Port Louis. While nearing the fort, it looked like a normal fort just like other forts. When we entered the fort, it was not only vast but also very well constructed. The best part of the fort was the sight... More 

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Thank raj_honour
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

As per the title, we climbed up on foot, without taking the taxi unlike other tourists. We saw the Citadel from afar and walked towards, stumbled upon a steep flight of pebbly steps. Not knowing if it will lead us up to the Citadel, we decided to climb for the sake of and guess what? We were rewarded with a... More 

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Milford on Sea
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Take a taxi up the hill to citadel Fort Adelaide and get a great panoramic view of Port Louis and the surrounding mountains, even if the gate is closed. The taxi will cost but the entrance is free and you can climb the "battlements" for more views. With a pair of binoculars you can also get a grand view when... More 

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Thank Peter R
Aarschot, Belgium
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We stopped by this place when we were visiting the capital. We certainly could appreciate the overview from the ramparts overlooking the capital. Furthermore there is not so much else to do. There are a few shops below in the Citadel selling mainly jewels.

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Thank Andy C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Nice for a walk around the ramparts but that's it Great views available but little else. No information on the history of the place was available Only one tourist shop open at time of visift Give it an hour tops

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1 Thank Darrandurus
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice view over the city and the surrounding mountains. It was a rather strange visit, as they first invited us in to visit the place (not telling us we had to buy tickets...) , closed the gates behind our backs and then asked 100 roepies before they would open them again.

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Thank Céline N
Harrow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Fort Adelaide is definitely worth is a visit when visiting Port Louis. However, remember that the Fort was simply a fort to house the local garrison rather then to protect the city inside its walls. You're visiting to see how the old military garrison used to live and to get views of Port Louis. The Fort is worth visiting on... More 

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