Citadel Fort Adelaide, Mauritius Overview

With Mauritius being embroiled in a long era of colonial dominance, you would naturally expect to see vestiges of colonial remnants scattered throughout the country. The buildings and structures give you a glimpse into the life and style of living during the colonial era, all the while adding to the old-world charm that former imperial bastions in the country still cling on to. One such crucial colonial monument in Mauritius is the Fort Adelaide.

Nestled at the top of La Petite Montagne, which translates to The Little Mountain, is the Citadel Fort – a picturesque fortification which has long since abandoned its violent and dark history, and turned into one of the best places a tourist can visit while they’re over at Port Louis in Mauritius. Port Louis is the capital of the Mauritius islands, and thus, unrivalled in its beauty and ethereal scenery. Ever since it was erected in the middle of the island back in circa 1834, the Citadel Fort - which is officially registered as Fort Adelaide – has provided for those in control with a strategic 360-degree view of the entire island. The Citadel Fort had been named Fort Adelaide after the wife of King William IV, Queen Consort Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, who was the King of the United Kingdom, and all the colonies held by them.

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