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Aapravasi Ghat

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Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Depressingly fascinating.

Whether the British called them "slaves" or "indentured" doesn't change the actual circumstances surrounding the history of these poor people. It is eerie and a bit emotional to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 12, 2017
Dwayne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so surprised that Aapravasi Ghat is not at the top of the list of things to do in Mauritius! But obviously history and culture are not so high in travellers needs! Anyway this is a fascinating place where you can learn and understand the end of the slavery trade and the needs of the sugar "barons". Everything is... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is opposite the Victoria bus station in Port Louis. Parking is very limited so best to visit by bus, taxi or on an organised tour. There is an impressive entrance hall and an informative welcome from staff who are multilingual. The exhibition takes you through the history of Mauritius and Mauritians. It is very well set out with... More 

Thank Beverley B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Ghat, a UNESCO world heritage site for about an hour on our day in Port Louis. It is a short walk from the Caudan waterfront, past the front of the old post office. The interpretation centre is great. It is very modern and presents the interesting information well , putting the ruins of the ghat into perspective.... More 

Thank Koukat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Whether the British called them "slaves" or "indentured" doesn't change the actual circumstances surrounding the history of these poor people. It is eerie and a bit emotional to walk up the same steps many thousands of exploited people were forced to many years ago. As a world heritage site it is worth visiting for its importance, but take the time... More 

1 Thank Dwayne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

The site is very beautiful clean and tidy,,same like the staff working there they are well inform n professional,, place to visit!!

Thank Rajkiran A
Ludhiana, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

While going back from citadel we had a view of this historic place, its just a place not much hyped, history takes it back to the time when Indians used to reach at this spot and after due medical checks they were allowed to enter in Maurice... This what our guide explained to us. I don't know much about this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Mauritius is more than beaches, diving & surfing. It's history of slavery then indentured Indian labour employed to build the sugar industry is what made the country what it is today. The Aapravasi Ghats are where thousands upon thousands of labourers were off loaded from their ships & sent to work on sugar plantations in appalling conditions. This in now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Came across by chance when visiting the capital by local bus. Very close to waterfront. An absolute gem so interesting I could have stayed all day. Modern interactive exhibition celebrating the first establishment of an indenture system by Britain then copied over the world. Open MON-FRI 9am-4pm plus Sat 9-12 Free entry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We passed by this place in our way to our accommodation and our driver told us about it. We decided to take s bus ride from where we were staying in Grand Bay to busy Port Louis and in particular Aapravasi Ghat. It is interesting to think that many of the islanders ancestors landed here as indentured labour and understand... More 

1 Thank hobbitette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Its very nice having historical presence and must to see one time. Very nice placed and good to go with family.

Thank Dishant S

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