Old Town Hall, Suva

Old Town Hall, Suva

Built in the early years of the 20th century as Queen Victoria Memorial Hall, Suva Town Hall — located on Victoria Parade, next door to the Suva City Library — was praised as one of the town’s amenities of civilization.

A 1910 tourist guide proclaimed that “it is well lighted with gas, and has a good state drop scene and scenery. Here visiting companies perform, and local amateur shows, dances, bazaars are held. The Municipal Offices and the Council Chamber are on the ground floor, and the upper story is used as a museum, where many valuable island curios and antiquities are on view.”

Especially because of its balconies and ornamental iron, the Town Hall is recognized as one of Suva’s finest examples of colonial architecture.

These days, the building is the home of the Vineyard Palace Restaurant, located on the ground floor, while upstairs is the Indian restaurant, called Ashiyana. If you are an Indian food aficionado, don’t miss this eatery.

Behind the Old Town Hall is a very fine municipal Olympic-size swimming pool. It is open to the public, with an admission price of just F$3.
Image Courtesy of Robert Kay.

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Old Town Hall on Map

Sight Name: Old Town Hall
Sight Location: Suva, Fiji (See walking tours in Suva)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Suva, Fiji

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FijiGuide Suva Walking Tour

Suva can lay certain claim to being the largest and perhaps the most livable city in the South Pacific outside New Zealand or Australia. The capital of Fiji since 1883, it is set on 15 sq km of peninsula adjacent to one of the finest naturally protected harbors in the South Seas, and is a home for about 330,000 residents (including suburbs and neighboring communities).

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles