Port Louis market was built in 1828 and later had major refurbishment work in 2004 but keeping all its original features and authenticity. This Central Market is now considered a true historical gem on the island.
Once inside, you are struck by how colourful and busy this place is, with people from all walks of life, foreign visitors, and Mauritians of all kinds, crowding in front of the various stalls.
At the Port-Louis market, known as the bazaar to the locals, you can find everything: fruit and vegetables of all kinds, colourful spices that perfume the atmosphere, butcher’s shops, fish shops that offer fresh products, souvenir shops offering a wide range of craft products such as clothing of all kinds, basketry, jewelry, boat models and sculptures.
Of course, we cannot forget the most popular stalls which attract people all day long, those of Mauritian street food stalls.