Victoria Clock Tower – Pier Ward, Seychelles - Atlas Obscura

Victoria Clock Tower

Pier Ward, Seychelles

This vestige of Seychelles’s colonial past now resides in a busy intersection and didn’t chime for its first 96 years. 

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This intricate clock tower was constructed from nine different pieces, two of which were lost in transit, in 1903 to honor the memory of Queen Victoria. It’s a replica of a London clock tower located at Victoria Station and Vauxhall Bridge Road.  

The Victoria Clock Tower is also referred to locally as “Lorloz.” Originally painted black, the clock tower was re-colored silver in 1935 to commemorate King George V’s Jubilee. In 1999, the spring mechanism was replaced with an electronic one and the clock rang its first chime.

Know Before You Go

The clock tower is located at the intersection of Francis Rachel Street, State House Avenue, Albert Street and Independence Avenue.