Culture & History

La Domus A magnificent and majestic building, the Domicilium is the residence of the Catholic Priests and a symbol of the early years that young Christian missionaries ventured on the shores of our regal islands to spread the gospel. Brother Gélase was a Capuchin missionary from the province of Fribourg in western Switzerland, and arrived […]

The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain was unveiled on the 5th of January 1900 by lady Sweet-Escott, the wife of the queen’s administrator, Ernest Bickham Sweet-Escott as a celebration of Queen Victoria’s reign. The Fountain is of pure artistic value and is made of porcelain, decorated with intricate and elaborate patterns with a small water […]

Zonm Lib – Free Man The Zonm Lib (Free Man) or also Liberation Monument represents a major political milestone in the history of Seychelles. It is a powerful symbol of the people of Seychelles who revolted against colonial oppression on June 5, 1977.  The metal statue used to stand behind the People’s Stadium on 5th […]

Liberty Monument  Unveiled in June 2014, the Liberty Monument is cast in solid bronze and was designed by Tom Bowers, and it shows a man and a woman standing strong, holding the Seychelles National Flag overhead. When the statue was unveiled, the president at the time, James Michel said that it represented “the unity of […]

Takamaka Rum Distillery, Mahé  Go visit the home of the famous Takamaka Rum through a tour and have your taste buds excited with flavours!  The home of the famous Takamaka Rum company is located on La Plaine St. Andre in Seychelles. It was built in 1792 by Jean Franois Jorre, an estate that used to […]

St. Paul’s Cathedral  A beautiful little church with a heroic story to tell. It might seem odd that the church was built between 2000 and 2004, but this is where the story gets interesting: it was built in the original place of the Church that was built there before. The site on which the new […]

State House Public Tours State House is back offering tours to the public  Built in 1910, the State House is one of Victoria’s best-known colonial buildings. Within its grounds is the hillside grave of Jean Baptiste Quéau de Quincy, an 18th-century governor who is mostly remembered today for the legendary ease with which he surrendered […]

Temple of Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Standing out against its backdrop of lush green hills, this striking Hindu temple is the only one to be found in Seychelles and is a relatively new addition to the town of Victoria, because it was only constructed in 1992. The Temple of Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar was named […]

The Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market The Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market is a must-visit when you are in Mahe, Seychelles. It is the “bazaar” as it is known in the Creole language, named after a former English governor. It is the best place to buy the freshest fruits, vegetables, and seafood. They also have a variety of herbs […]

Victoria Clock Tower Victoria’s Clock Tower, also known as Lorloz, is one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in the country of Seychelles, was first constructed in 1903 and turned 115 years old in 2018. Positioned at the junction of Independence Avenue and Francis Rachel Street, it is essentially the hub of the town. […]

Mission Lodge The Mission Lodge is a remarkable view of the west coast of Mahé from Sans Soucis. Once known as‘Fagnes Town’ was a boarding school for liberated slaves. In 1876, it was renamed Capucin. Before the project collapsed, 79 students were studying at the lodge. Today, the ruins of Venn’s Town can be seen […]

Bel Air Cemetery The Bel Air Cemetery was the first official burial ground to be opened on Mahe Island by the French. Here you will see many important milestones, vaults, and shrines tombs of many eminent personalities. The graves of pirate Jean- Francois Hodoul and Pierre-Louis Poiret, son of Louise XVI are must watch. Counted […]


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