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Citadel Fort Adelaide

Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fort Adelaide was built by the British, but you are forgiven for making the mistake of thinking it is French. Perched on the crown of a hill it offers an historic slice of pre colonial era Mauritius while allowing the worn traveller splendid views over the city and its harbour. The old barracks have been restored and transformed into a... More 

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Port Louis
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was constructed by mahe de Labourdonais. Found on a small hill and can see , the whole view of city of port louis, champ de mars and mountains. Construct with stone and there is a shop inside, you can get souvenir. Worth to visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice to take some pictures and inside is like an abandoned fort, which it is, only a couple of shops and nothing much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautifull place and a must see when visiting Port Louis. To make it even more special and ad to the experience take a scooter for this outing. Amazing

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Worth a quick drive to experience a wonderful view over the city and the port. There is a souvenier shop which was closed when I was there.

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Rohtak, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

it has a very beautiful view, overlooking the sea on one side and some hills covered with green top on the other, you can have some really memorable pics from here......

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Just for the sake of a terrific view, one must go to citadel. Fantastic view of port Louis.... If u r lucky, u may even see a rainbow .....

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Lagos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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

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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