Best things to do in Victoria
Find out more about those top places in Victoria
Victoria, the capital of Seychelles since 1976 is also the largest city of the country. The city has modern facilities and is the cultural and business center of the country. An interesting fact about the city is that among all the capitals of the world Victoria is one of the smallest capitals. Victoria is a gorgeous city situated near the Mahé Island, which is the largest Island of the country. The city of Victoria has a natural beauty and is surrounded by different types of beautiful trees and flowers. Victoria is also the major port of Seychelles and the main exports of the city are guano, vanilla, coconut oil and coconuts. Coconuts products are available at very cheap rates in the city. You can get to Victoria by plane through Seychelles International Airport. If you are a nature lover then Victoria is definitely a paradise for you. The ocean waters and the city’s beaches make it even more beautiful and it is one of the top tourist cities in the country. You will surely be mesmerized by the charm and natural beauty of the city.
The Victoria Botanical Gardens, also known as Mont Fleuri Botanical Gardens Seychelles was built in 1901. You will find almost about 500 types of indigenous and exotic plants in the garden and it also has a good number of fish, reptiles, mammals, insects and caves. There are also different types of beautiful birds in the garden. It is a serene place to visit.
The Seychelles natural history museum is one of the top tourist places in Victoria. The museum consists of portions of geology, botany and zoology. To educate visitors about environmental problems, exhibitions are held in the museum. The museum also consists of paintings and some objects related to the history of country’s military.
Marie Antoinette is a restaurant in Victoria which offers some really delicious local food. This is one of the oldest restaurants in the country. The environment of the restaurant is peaceful and relaxing and it has an outdoor sitting area as well.
This colorful market in Victoria offers a great variety of seafood, local herbs and spices. The market also has vegetables and fresh fruits. It isn’t a massive market but it's a great place to see life and culture of the locals. It won’t be wrong to say that a trip to Victoria is incomplete without visiting this market.
Clock tower in Victoria is one of the most prominent historic features of the country. It was installed in 1901 honoring Queen Victoria and has remained unchanged since then.