Jummah Mosque, Port Louis

Jummah Mosque, Port Louis (must see)

The Jummah Masjid is a mosque dating from the 1850s, with substantial additions built through the 1890s. It is located on the Royal Road, and is described by the Ministry of Tourism's guide as the most beautiful religious building in the country. The Jummah Masjid is known to broadcast live the Jummah Prayers every Friday and taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. Eid Prayers are also broadcast live.

The Jummah Mosque incorporates elements of Moorish and Munhal architecture, with its massive columns and imposing arches. In the middle of the open court stands an old Badamia (Indian Almond or Terminalia Cattapa) Tree, which is older than the Mosque itself. In fact, the tree already stood on one of the two original plots of land on Queen Street acquired in 1852. The designers of the Mosque, in drawing up the plans of the building, decided to incorporate the Badamia Tree into the overall structure of the Mosque. The Tree adds a special charm to the austere place, its huge branches providing shade to worshipers in the sweltering heat of Port Louis.

From the towering bulbous domes, glistening white, hung the brilliant glass chandeliers that provided lighting for over fifty years – that is, till the advent of electricity. The beautiful chandeliers can still be seen hanging in the prayer hall though the interior is now lit with fluorescent bulbs. The prayer hall is remarkable for its interior which comprises a subtle blend of Arabic and Indian motifs.

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Sight Name: Jummah Mosque
Sight Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Religious Buildings Tour of Port Louis  

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis

Caudan Waterfront Tour in Port Louis

Although it is small, the city of Port Louis offers a bit of everything. The Caudan Waterfront is a commercial development in Port Louis. It includes shops, banking facilities, bars, casinos, cinemas, restaurants, a marina, a museum and a five star hotel. The Caudan Waterfront area is a must visit for the tourists who come to Port Louis. Take this self-guided tour to explore one of the most...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Leisure Tour of Port Louis

Leisure Tour of Port Louis

Though a small city, Port Louis has the privilege of being a duty-free region, and it also has plenty of entertainment options. There are a number of small shops, markets, clubs and bars that offer a wide range of products and entertainment, all at reasonable prices. Check out the most popular spots to spend your leisure time in Port Louis on this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Religious Buildings Tour of Port Louis

Religious Buildings Tour of Port Louis

Port Louis is a melting pot of different nationalities. There are African, Chinese, Indian and French communities all over the island. This diversity is reflected in the range of religious buildings found in the city. You will see everything from mosques to temples and cathedrals to pagodas. Take this self-guided tour to visit some of the most impressive places of worship in Port Louis.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Cultural Tour of Port Louis

Cultural Tour of Port Louis

Port Louis is the small capital city of Mauritius and although it is a small city, it has always attracted visitors. Its culture has been influenced over the years by Indian, Chinese, French and African immigrants. Writers and poets such as Mark Twain, Paul-Jean Toulet and Robert Edward Hart have found their inspiration here. Take this self-guided tour to explore the museums, to interact with the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km