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Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone Number: 2302410401
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Relevant visit to understand Mauritian history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
hobbitette
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Essex
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Ludhiana, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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south wales uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Essex
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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 

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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.

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is mainly for all those who are interested in History of Mauritius when the engaged workers from India came to Mauritius and where they disembarked and how they lived - cultures etc

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We didn't know anything about this part of Mauritian history. Quite shocking really. The descendants must be very proud of their ancestors and how they have built this island into one of the wealthiest African nations. Everyone should visit

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is full of history and you can feel it. The arrangement is quite interesting and educational as well for the kids Pleasant visit for sure. Keep it up

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Thank r c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

very good and nice place. forms part of the history of mauritius. a good place to visit for locals and also tourists.

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Thank Thaj V
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Found this by accident and enjoyed learning about the local history, free to look around and it was very interesting.

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