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Independence Day in Seychelles – 29th June 2022 This upcoming Wednesday the 29th of June Seychelles is celebrating 46 years of Independence! We have gathered all the information that you will need to know for this National Day Celebration! On the day, friends and families gather for spirited picnics and BBQs on the beaches and […]

Seychelles has a very short human history… The history of Seychelles dates back to the fourth of the Portuguese India Armadas led by Vasco da Gama, though Seychelles was likely already known to Arab navigators and other sailors for many centuries. On 15 March 1503, the scrivener Thomé Lopes noted the sighting of an elevated island, doubtless one of the granitic islands and almost certainly Silhouette Island. […]

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 […]

The first hospital constructed in Seychelles was a wooden building located in the center of the Capital Victoria (Etablissement Du Roi). It was constructed sometime in the 18th century, (after 1778) not far from what is now the old Bel Air Cemetery, up what is now called Revolution Avenue. The Hospital was relocated to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where is Seychelles located?  Where is Seychelles located? Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean, the country of Seychelles is a small island nation that is bordered by Madagascar and Somalia. It is the nearest foreign city to Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. Seychelles lies between approximately 4ºS and 10ºS and 46ºE and 54ºE The […]


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