Port Louis

One of Mauritius' premier art institutions, this fine space is designed to increase local exposure to high-quality art, with four temporary exhibitions per year. It's overseen by Salim Currimjee, who formerly commissioned the Africa collection for the Tate Modern in London.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Port Louis attractions

1. Chinatown


The Chinese have traditionally occupied an important position in the life of Port Louis, and the area between the two 'friendship gates' on Royal St forms…

2. Jummah Mosque


The Jummah Mosque, the most important mosque in Mauritius, was built in the 1850s and is a striking blend of Indian, Creole and Islamic architecture – it…

3. Fort Adelaide

0.26 MILES

Fort Adelaide resembles a Moorish fortress. Built by the British, the fort sits high on the crown of a hill, offering splendid views over the city and its…

4. SSR Memorial Centre for Culture

0.27 MILES

This simple house museum near the Jardin Plaine Verte was home to Mauritius' father of independence, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, from 1935 until 1968. It's…

5. St Louis Cathedral

0.29 MILES

The slightly austere St Louis Cathedral dates from 1932 and is popular with the Chinese community.

6. Central Market

0.33 MILES

Port Louis' rightly famous Central Market, the centre of the local economy since Victorian times, is a good place to get a feel for local life, watch the…

7. Aapravasi Ghat

0.37 MILES

Aapravasi Ghat, a small complex of buildings located on the seafront, served as the island's main immigration depot for indentured labourers from India…

8. Government House

0.37 MILES

Government House is a beautiful French-colonial structure dating from 1738, although it was added to in later years. Outside it stands a typically solemn…