Central Market, Port Louis

Central Market, Port Louis (must see)

The Port Louis Market is a vibrant and bustling marketplace located in the heart of Mauritius. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in experiencing the local way of life and discovering the unique culture of the island.

The market is divided into several sections, each offering a different kind of product. The fruit and vegetable section is a colorful and aromatic display of locally grown produce, with a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables on offer. The meat and seafood section is equally impressive, with fresh catches from the Indian Ocean and locally reared meats.

The shopping mall upstairs is a great place to find souvenirs, with a wide range of locally made handicrafts, textiles, and other artifacts available at very reasonable prices. Whether you're looking for a unique piece of jewelry, a hand-carved wooden figurine, or a brightly colored sarong, you're sure to find something to suit your taste at the Port Louis Market.

Foodies will love the food section of the market, which is a veritable feast for the senses. Here, you can sample some of the island's most delicious local dishes, including Dholl Puri, Briani, Halim, and many other traditional Mauritian dishes. The food is cheap, fresh, and delicious, and the atmosphere is lively and convivial, making it a great place to meet locals and other travelers.

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Central Market on Map

Sight Name: Central Market
Sight Location: Port Louis, Mauritius (See walking tours in Port Louis)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Port Louis, Mauritius

Create Your Own Walk in Port Louis

Create Your Own Walk in Port Louis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Port Louis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Port Louis Introduction Walking Tour

Port Louis Introduction Walking Tour

Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, is a major commercial port and the island's main city with a wealth of colonial past carefully preserved and reflected in the local architecture, rendering Port Louis a colorful blend of the French, Indian and African influences. To explore the city's main attractions, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles