Heritage

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 […]

(Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles is celebrating its African heritage through a series of activities that kicked off on Wednesday, May 25, to coincide with Africa Day. This year’s four-day event was launched by the Secretary General of the Seychelles National Institute of Culture, Heritage and the Arts, David Andre, in an evening filled with African […]

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. […]


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