Victoria attractions

Top Choice Market in Victoria


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 Church in Victoria

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

This imposing cathedral is noteworthy for its elegant portal and colonnaded facade. The extraordinary building immediately west of the cathedral is the Domus – it's the priest's residence and a national monument.
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…
Gallery in Victoria

Kaz Zanana

This gallery, in a traditional Creole wooden structure, exhibits the work of George Camille, one of the Seychelles' best-loved painters. There's an on-site cafe and it's a short uphill walk from the main downtown ar…
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 Site 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.
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.
Historic Building in Victoria

Old Courthouse

The rather dilapidated old courthouse beside the clock tower is an appealing example of Creole architecture.
Mosque in Victoria

Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Mosque

Tucked away from the main drag is this modern mosque, which serves Victoria's small Muslim community. It's at its busiest for Friday noon prayers.