Victoria Travel Guide

  • The Victoria Clocktower, Victoria, Seychelles
    The Victoria Clocktower, Victoria,...
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  • Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market, Victoria
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  • Unity Monument, Victoria, Seychelles
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Victoria Things to Do

  • Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

    Saturday morning is said to be the best time to visit Victoria's Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market as this is when you will find it busiest with local shoppers. Of course, if a quiet browse around the stalls is more your thing, you'd be better off avoiding Saturday morning! We made Selwyn-Clarke Market our first port of call one Saturday morning...

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  • Victoria Botanical Gardens

    We visited the Botanical Gardens on a Saturday afternoon during our stay in Victoria in March 2015. The Botanical Gardens are located on the slopes of Mont Fleuri, a 20-30 minute walk south of the centre of Victoria. We walked there, but caught a bus (from a bus stop just outside the exit) back into town at the end of our visit. After the walk...

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  • Victoria Clock Tower

    Victoria Clock Tower is arguably the most recognisable sight in the Seychelles' capital city, Victoria. It stands at the end of Independence Avenue, in the heart of the city, and (for me at least) acts as a useful landmark for getting your bearings. Whenever we were heading anywhere in Victoria (be it the Botanical Gardens, the Selwyn Clarke...

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  • Unity Monument

    The Unity Monument was unveiled in Victoria in 1987. It takes the form of 4 large white fish, each one leaping to a central point, and each one representing one of the 4 main industries upon which the Seychelles economy is built – tourism, fishing, agriculture and small industry. Like other monuments in Victoria (namely the Bicentennial Monument...

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  • Bicentennial Monument

    The Bicentennial Monument stands on a roundabout at the intersection of 5th June Avenue and Independence Avenue in the heart of the Seychelles' small capital, Victoria. It was designed by Italian artist, Lorenzo Appiani (who lived in the Seychelles) and was unveiled in 1978 to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city. It consists of...

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  • Seychelles Natural History Museum

    We visited Victoria's Natural History Museum during our stay in the city in March 2015. This small museum, with exhibits on two floors, is located on Independence Avenue, just metres from Victoria Clock Tower in the heart of the city. You will recognise it from the life size model crocodile and dugong (sea cow) that flank the main...

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  • Victoria Botanical Gardens

    We visited the Botanical Gardens on a Saturday afternoon during our stay in Victoria in March 2015.The Botanical Gardens are located on the slopes of Mont Fleuri, a 20-30 minute walk south of the centre of Victoria. We walked there, but caught a bus (from a bus stop just outside the exit) back into town at the end of our visit.After the walk from...

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  • Unity Monument

    The Unity Monument was unveiled in Victoria in 1987.It takes the form of 4 large white fish, each one leaping to a central point, and each one representing one of the 4 main industries upon which the Seychelles economy is built – tourism, fishing, agriculture and small industry.Like other monuments in Victoria (namely the Bicentennial Monument and...

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  • Seychelles Natural History Museum

    We visited Victoria's Natural History Museum during our stay in the city in March 2015.This small museum, with exhibits on two floors, is located on Independence Avenue, just metres from Victoria Clock Tower in the heart of the city. You will recognise it from the life size model crocodile and dugong (sea cow) that flank the main entrance.Entrance...

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  • Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

    Saturday morning is said to be the best time to visit Victoria's Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market as this is when you will find it busiest with local shoppers. Of course, if a quiet browse around the stalls is more your thing, you'd be better off avoiding Saturday morning!We made Selwyn-Clarke Market our first port of call one Saturday morning...

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  • Victoria Clock Tower

    Victoria Clock Tower is arguably the most recognisable sight in the Seychelles' capital city, Victoria.It stands at the end of Independence Avenue, in the heart of the city, and (for me at least) acts as a useful landmark for getting your bearings. Whenever we were heading anywhere in Victoria (be it the Botanical Gardens, the Selwyn Clarke Market...

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  • Bicentennial Monument

    The Bicentennial Monument stands on a roundabout at the intersection of 5th June Avenue and Independence Avenue in the heart of the Seychelles' small capital, Victoria.It was designed by Italian artist, Lorenzo Appiani (who lived in the Seychelles) and was unveiled in 1978 to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city.It consists of...

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  • "Little Ben" - the famous clock-tower

    "Little Ben" - the famous clock-tower Every capital of a former british colony seems to have a clocktower and Victoria is there no exception: The clock-tower in the centre of Freedom Square is the most famous sight of Victoria and it was built there in the middle of a roundabout. It was built in 1903 as a replica of a similar "Little Ben-tower" in...

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  • The Markethall in Victoria

    The Markethall in VictoriaThe Markethall in Victoria is a great place for tourists ! Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke had built this markethall at his own money and gave it to the city of Victoria as a present for all local merchants and farmers. This market is still in use and a good place to buy fish or exotic herbs and in the 1st floor there is a great...

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  • The mosque

    The mosque There is an interesting mosque as well in Victoria but I did not dare to walk any closer than to the main gates of the mosque-garden. My guidebook also said that this mosque is off limits for tourists, but nobody will care of you take some pics from the gates like I did.I saw some interesting detail there: While other mosques will have a...

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  • A great halfday-trip from Victoria :...

    A great halfday-trip: Jardin du Roi This is a great halfday-trip fom Victoria: Jardin du Roi / the king's garden is the name of a farm, where Pierre-Louis Poiret,who was said to be the missing son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, had started a farm in the 18th century, but he was not really very successful, because he had to find out that many...

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  • The Hindu Temple Sri Navasakthi...

    The Hindu Temple Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar Dont miss to take a closer look at the interesting Hindu-temple Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar , when you walk through Victoria.Visitors and tourists are welcome there, as long as they take off their shoes. You will see an interesting facade and lots of colorful sculptures of the hindu-mythology.

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  • The National Museum of history

    The National Museum of historyRather close to the place, where the cruiseships are docking in Victoria you will find this museum, the Seychelles National Museum of history is a large museum with lots of parkings-paces around of it. It is a pity I did not have enough time in order to take a look inside, but I will do so next time...

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Victoria Hotels

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Victoria Restaurants

  • Fast food.....Seychelles style!

    The Seychelles is free from international fast food chains – but it now has its own small (but growing!) fast food chain - The Butcher's Grill.The Butcher's Grill is owned by Fresh Cuts Butchers and has two outlets on the island of Mahé with plans to expand further throughout the country. The owner freely admits...

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  • Popular restaurant/pub in the heart of...

    The Pirates Arms is surely the most popular restaurant/pub in the heart of the Seychelles' tiny capital city, Victoria. Not that there's a great deal of competition for that title!It is located on Independence Avenue, just a short walk from Victoria Clock Tower, and it has a casino attached to it.We visited on a Friday evening in March 2015 and the...

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  • WORTH AN IDLE LUNCH

    Opens out on to the street and allows you to watch Victoria shuffling by. Both a bar and restaurant. A certain ambience, mostly a smug feeling that you're actually in the Seychelles.

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Victoria Transportation

  • Buses to Beau Vallon/Bel Ombre

    The island of Mahé is well served by an extensive bus network.Our stay on the island was only a short one. We based ourselves in St Louis (on a hillside between the capital Victoria and the island's most popular beach at Beau Vallon) and found the following bus routes useful:Bus #21: Victoria – Bel OmbreBus #22: Victoria – Beau VallonBoth of these...

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  • Taxis in Victoria

    The taxi rank in Victoria is located on Albert Street, close to where it meets Revolution Avenue, opposite the Anglican Church and just a few metres from Victoria Clock Tower.While the island's buses met most of our needs during our short stay in Victoria, they only operated until early evening and so we found ourselves needing to use a taxi one...

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  • I came to Victoria on a cruise

    Victoria is a great place to go to on a cruise : Walking from the cruiseport to the town is easy and it will not take more than just a few hundred meters untill you are leaving the port-area. Controls at the port-gate are not very severe and it is enough to show your ships-landingcard. First you will walk along some officebuildings on the left and...

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Victoria Local Customs

  • some fish the easy way in the markethall

    some fish the easy way in the markethall This is something special like I saw it only in Victoria so far: It was a lot of fun to watch this bird "fishing" directely in the fish-hall of the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Markethall. This bird really felt at home between all of the many merchants who did regard him obviously as a part of the fishmarket....

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  • How about an art-nouveau-cinema in...

    It was quite surprising for me to see that there are quite a lot of Art-Nouveau-buildings in Victoria, obviously the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century was a prosperous time for the Seychelles and the rich merchants were able to engage great, contemporary architects. The cinema of Victoria is such a building, there is also a...

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  • The tourist information

    In Victoria you will find the touristinformation of Mahe and the Seychelles inside one of the bureaus at the crossing of independance Avenue and 5th June Avenue,next to a roundabout with the monument of the "3 moons", that are symbolizing the 3 main religions of the Seychelles : Christianity, Islam and...

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Victoria Warnings and Dangers

  • Palm Spiders

    Palm SpidersI saw such spiders having their nets span over a path between various trees and I just saw it in the very last moment, and the net was in a hight of about 1,7 meters above ground, so I would have hit it almost...And the tourguide in Jardin du Roi took one of them and had it run over his hand in order to show us: These giant spiders are...

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  • Dont buy Corals & some shells

    Dont buy Corals & some shells There is something important to know about the corals & shells that you can buy in many places in Victoria: Be careful, when buying shells and corals in the Seychelles. In most cases it is not forbidden to take them out of the Seychelles, BUT taking them into your homecountry might be a severe problem when they catch...

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  • Victoria Hotels

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Victoria Off The Beaten Path

  • The Museum of National History

    The Museum of National History is just a few steps from the postoffice and you will recognize the building easily by the sea-cow- and a crocodile-sculpture set up in front of the museum. Unfortunately both animals have died out in the area around the Seychelles I did not go inside but will do so next time !The Museum of National History is open for...

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  • The Postoffice was built in Art...

    Dont miss to take a closer look for the interior of the postoffice of Victoria and also for the iron decorations of the windows and the mosaiques on the floor. In front of the postoffice you will see a sculpture of a giant turtle and of a Coco-de-Mer and inside the postoffice most of the walls were made in mahagony. The mail-office of Seychelles...

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  • The Fontaine Jubilee du diamand

    The town of Victoria was named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain and opposite of the postoffice you will see this small monument for her diamond jubilee. A lot of people confuse this small statue with the mother of god and quite a few local people even make a cross at their face, when passing by, but take a look at the inscription, it is Queen...

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Victoria Favorites

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    COLONIAL SNOOZE

    by JohnnySpangles Written Sep 17, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The sleepy capital city of The Seychelles.

    Fondest memory: Worth a visit to the fish market. Well the bird thinks so anyway.

    FISHY BUSINESS

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