Central Plateau attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Moka

Eureka

If you're only going to visit one attraction related to Mauritius' rich colonial history, choose Eureka. This perfectly preserved Creole mansion was built in the 1830s and today it's a museum and veritable time mach…
Volcano in Curepipe

Trou aux Cerfs

About 1km west of central Curepipe, the Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcanic crater some 100m deep and 1km in circumference. The bowl is heavily wooded and from the road around the rim – a favourite spot for joggers…
Historic Building in Curepipe

Domaine des Aubineaux

The manor house of the Domaine des Aubineaux was built in 1872 in a classic colonial style; in 1889 it was the first residence on the island to be outfitted with electricity. The plantation was transformed into a mu…
Architecture in Curepipe

Hôtel de Ville

Overlooking a small park in the centre of Curepipe, the Hôtel de Ville is one of Mauritius' best surviving structures from its colonial era. Notice the gable windows, veranda and decorative wooden friezes known as d…
Architecture in Central Plateau

MCB Building

Perhaps Mauritius' most striking modern architectural creation is the MCB Building in Quatre Bornes, an eye-like structure by the M1 motorway as you approach Port Louis from the south. Completed in 2010, it is a mod…
Museum in Central Plateau

Mauritius Glass Gallery

The Mauritius Glass Gallery produces unusual souvenirs made from recycled glass. You can see pieces being made using traditional glass-blowing methods in the workshop, which doubles as a small museum.
Market in Central Plateau

Quatre Bornes Market

On Thursday and Sunday scores of locals flock to the city to rummage through stall upon stall at this bustling produce and textile market; there's also a popular veggie market on Saturday. Frequent bus services oper…
Gardens in Curepipe

Botanical Gardens

The slightly shabby gardens of Curepipe were created in 1870 to foster foliage that thrived in cooler weather – the grounds in Pamplemousses proved far too sweltering for certain species. It's not as spectacular as …
Library in Curepipe

Carnegie Library

The stone building with the distinctive neoclassical porch houses the municipal Carnegie Library. Its collection includes rare books on Mauritius dating back to the 18th century.
Architecture in Central Plateau

Municipality of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill

Architecture buffs will appreciate the unusual Creole structure housing the Municipality of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill. The building was constructed in 1933 as a municipal theatre.