Victoria Clock Tower

Written by on 17th April 2022

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.

The tower, which was constructed using cast iron, was erected in honour of Queen Victoria, who passed away in 1901. It was made by Gillet & Johnson, an English company that specializes in making clock components. If you think the clock looks familiar, then that is probably because it’s actually a replica of the one that can be found on Vauxhall Bridge Road in London, affectionately named little Ben’.


It is only in relatively recent years that the clock has been in full working order. Restoration of the clock was carried out by the original manufacturing company, who finally repaired the chiming mechanism that had been defective from the time of the clock’s arrival in Victoria in 1903.

Address: Centre of Victoria, MahéIn the middle of Independence Avenue and Francis Rachel St (New Street name Rue Pierre de Possession)


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