On this page you see a map o the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. Mauritius has something special, because it was called ‘the God’s model of creating Paradise’. Indeed, the island has not only some of the most beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean but it also has many wonderful mountainous landscapes. This cultural variety gave birth to interesting urban landscapes, with Hindu temples, Buddhist pagodas and churches as well as mosques.
Mauritius capital city is Port Louis, a typical example of multicultural centre due to the five Hindu, Islamic, Creole and Christian districts. The streets with stores are also the business administrative centre of Mauritius. Still, away of the business centre with many high buildings, the Mauritius capital city attracts many tourists. The centre of the city has a large number of colonial buildings which were kept due to their historic importance. Mauritius capital city has also some remarkable religious buildings which deserve a visit.
The Jummah mosque dating form the 19th century’s middle is the biggest Islamic place of worship offering a charming combination of the Indian, Creole and Islamic architectures. Other interesting religious buildings include the Saint Louis and Saint James cathedrals and the Marie Reine’s monument from Paix which attracts many pilgrims and offers fine views of the city. The original name of the Mauritius capital city was the North West Heaven which was given by the Dutch in the 17th century.