Port Louis, Mauritius

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Port Louis is a city in Mauritius, located in the Port Louis district, the western part is also in the Rivière Noire district. It is the capital of Mauritius and administered by the City Council of Port Louis. The city is the economic, cultural and political center of the country and the most populous city.
Numerous historic and colonial French-style buildings are housed in this place. La Citadelle or Fort Adelaide, built in 1835, is one of the most important architectural works. The mountainous landscape around Port Louis in Mauritius adds fascinating charm to the entire location. The name of the mountain range is Port Louis Moka Range.
Other major tourist attractions in Port Louis are Port Louis Theater, Port Louis Bazaar, Caudan Waterfront and Mauritius Chinatown. For a panoramic view of the entire site, one can easily climb the Signaux Mountain. Tourists often visit the three museums, the Blue Penny Museum, the Mauritius Natural History Museum and the Mauritius Stamp Museum, located in this area.

The main entrance of this beautiful city, Place d'Armes, is located in the city center. Due to the prevalence of abundant tourist attractions in Port Louis, Mauritius, other commercial and financial buildings, traffic congestion is the major problem of this place.
A mix of Indian, Creole, Chinese and European dishes, Mauritian cuisine is quite varied. However, Indian influence predominates, and in Mauritius you can find most characteristic dishes such as byriani, samosas, curry or chutney. Rice is the basis of many dishes and the food is usually spicy, as in India.

There are also the island's culinary specialties, such as “Bol renversé”, a meat stew served with upside down rice, “rougail à la mauricienne” (accompanied by a spicy tomato sauce originally from Reunion) or “mine frita” ”(A plate of noodles). Certainly there will be plenty of grilled fish on the menu.

Tamarind and alouda juice (grenadine flavored milk and thick with local tapioca) are typical and refreshing drinks. It is better to drink bottled water. Finally, for rum enthusiasts, there is a distillery on the island.
Port Louis has a warm semi-arid climate (BSh) under the climate classification of Köppen. Its wettest months are from December to April. The remaining months form the dry season of Port Louis. The city also shows a remarkable range of average temperatures. The lowest temperatures in Port Louis are felt mid-year, where average high temperatures are around 24 ° C (75 ° F).

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