Victoria - scenic capital of Mahe

Travel to Victoria – The Capital of the Seychelles

Victoria, which is sometimes referred to as Port Victoria, is located in the Northern Seychelles Archipelago on the island of Mahé and it is the capital city of the Seychelles. The city is one of the world’s smallest capital cities and much of it is unchanged since colonial times making it a beautiful and pleasant place to explore. Attractions here include museums, markets and gardens.

Victoria was first settled in 1778 by the French but it was later named after Queen Victoria and the city was established as the seat of the British colonial government. Many of the old colonial buildings in the city reflect this period of the area’s history.

Victoria is home to several cultural attractions including museums such as the Natural History Museum with its Seychelles wildlife exhibits and the National History Museum. Other attractions in the city include a clock tower, the Victoria Botanical Gardens and several cathedrals. The clock tower is modelled on the Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, UK.

Visit the market where you can see locals going about their daily lives buying fresh fruit, fish and vegetables. This lively and vibrant market gives an authentic portrayal of this beautiful colonial city.

Visit the nightclub in the city in order to relax, here you will find a diverse mixture of both tourists and locals in a lively and atmospheric club.

There are plentiful buses which are cheap, however, they may be infrequent. There are also metred taxis or you can rent bikes for an easy way to see the area.

  • Visit museums, gardens and cathedrals.
  • Explore beautiful colonial streets.
  • Shop at colourful and vibrant markets with the locals.


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