Located at the heart of the Capital City, The Port Louis Market is a place one must-see for it has grasped the essence of what Mauritius is all about. From the all-around joie de vivre to the lively vegetable sellers and fruit mongers that unendingly promote their products in what seems to be a thousand creole songs being played at the same time, the Port Louis Market is a unique place where one can shop for fresh greeneries, pick from a wide assortment of Mauritian souvenirs and taste uncountable varieties of Mauritian dishes.
Port-Louis central market is also surrounded by all sorts of shops and small businesses where one can find about anything. We recommend you stop by to taste the oh-so-famous Alouda, a refreshing sweet milk-based beverage and for a roti, an Indo-Mauritian recipe whose curry-filled roll will give you an explosion of flavors in just a bite!
The bustling market has developed over the years after it went through many ups and downs, the most recent one is the fire in 1990 where it was seriously affected. It is today a heritage-protected hall. The original ironwork gates dedicated to Queen Victoria still stands proudly. The market makes shopping for lots of fun. There are on stock for you a large array of fresh vegetables, fruits, local products, medicinal plants, souvenirs, pareos, saris, t-shirts, local clothing, hats, colored beach baskets, wood sculptures, model boats and artisanal jewelry.
There is a treasure trove of goods waiting for you. Port-Louis Central Market is the place where you can find personalized souvenirs that you can offer to your loved ones.
Do not forget to try your luck at the lottery at Coronation found near the entrance while you’re heading to the Port-Louis Central Market! Maybe the luck will be on your side.