The Citadel Fort
Perched on a 100-metre-high hill, the Citadel, also known as Fort Adelaide, overlooks the capital. Built in the 19th century to defend the city from possible attacks from the sea and against riots following the abolition of slavery, the fort offers stunning views of the city, the mountain range surrounding it and the harbour.
The Blue Penny Museum
Philately is an integral part of the history of Mauritius. The island was the first British colony to issue postage stamps, including two of the most famous in the world: the Red Penny and the Blue Penny, and both are on display at the Blue Penny Museum.
The museum also gives us a glimpse of Mauritius’ maritime and colonial history, with maps, navigational instruments and ancient artifacts illustrating the different periods of occupation of the island.