Victoria attractions

Top Choice Museum in Victoria

National Museum of History

Housed in Victoria's restored colonial-era Supreme Court building (1885), this terrific museum opened in late 2018. While the architecture itself is worth admiring, the museum's exhibitions are outstanding. Downstai…
Top Choice Market in Victoria

Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

No trip to Victoria would be complete without a wander through the covered market. It's small by African standards, but it's a bustling, colourful place nonetheless. Alongside fresh fruit and vegetables, stalls sell…
Top Choice Gallery in Victoria

Kaz Zanana

This gallery, in a traditional Creole wooden structure built in 1915 and restored in the 1980s, exhibits the work of George Camille, one of the Seychelles' best-loved painters. It's a short uphill walk from the main…
Church in Victoria

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

This imposing cathedral is noteworthy for its elegant portal and colonnaded facade – the interior nave is long and airy with some stained-glass windows. The extraordinary building immediately west of the cathedral i…
Gardens in Victoria

Botanical Gardens

The manicured botanical gardens, full of streams and birdsong, are about a 10-minute walk south of the centre. Star attractions are the coco de mer palms lining the main alley. There's also a spice grove, a pen of g…
Architecture in Victoria

Domus

The extravagant facade of the building immediately west of the cathedral belongs to the Domus – built in 1934 as a residence for Swiss missionaries, it's now the Roman Catholic priests' residence and a national monu…
Monument in Victoria

Clock Tower

The focal point of the city centre is this downsized replica of the clock tower on London's Vauxhall Bridge. It was brought to Victoria in 1903 when the Seychelles became a crown colony.
Hindu Temple in Victoria

Sri Navasakthi Vinyagar Temple

With its brightly painted decor, Victoria's small but eye-catching Hindu temple stands out among a row of nondescript buildings. It's used by the city's small Indian community and can be visited if you remove your h…
Monument in Victoria

Liberty Monument

Unveiled in 2014 to mark 38 years of independence, this eye-catching bronze sculpture is the work of British-born Seychellois artists Tom Bowers.
Museum in Victoria

Natural History Museum

The rather ramshackle Natural History Museum is worth a quick visit to learn about the islands' geology, fauna and flora.