Old Town Hall, Suva

Old Town Hall, Suva

Originally christened the Queen Victoria Memorial Hall upon its inauguration in 1905, the Old Town Hall holds echoes of a bygone era when it was situated opposite Fiji Air Services, encompassing a burial ground that transitioned from a local to a European resting place. All remains were later relocated to the existing Suva cemetery to pave the way for the construction of the initial Town Hall, which, for many years, claimed its position as Suva's premier architectural gem.

Distinguished by its balconies and ornate ironwork, the Town Hall exemplifies Suva's colonial architecture at its finest. Throughout its century-long existence, this venerable structure has served a multitude of purposes, housing entities like the Fiji Museum, an aquarium, a theater, and various restaurants.

Presently, it welcomes patrons to the Vineyard Palace Restaurant on the ground floor, exuding charm and heritage. Upstairs, the Old Town Hall finds new life with the Ashiyana Restaurant, an Indian culinary haven. The Ashiyana Restaurant specializes in authentic South Indian dishes reminiscent of those savored by the Moghul dynasty in the early 1800s. The restaurant offers a cozy and relaxed ambiance, inviting patrons to indulge in Tandoori curries.

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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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Suva Introduction Walking Tour

Suva Introduction Walking Tour

Located on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, the main island of the Republic of Fiji, Suva is the country's largest metropolitan area and primary port. Serving as the nation's political, economic, and cultural hub, it also holds significance as the economic and cultural capital of the South Pacific.

Originally a small village, Suva's growth began with land granted to the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles