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Victoria

Victoria's centrally located clock tower © Thomas Gee
Victoria's centrally located clock tower © Thomas Gee

Having the dubious honour of being the smallest capital city in the world, Victoria may also be considered one of the most charming, and this quaint capital is easily explored on foot. The best place to soak up the friendly atmosphere is at the busy daily market (closed on Sundays), where local crafts are sold alongside fish, fruit and vegetables. A hint of the French and British colonial history is still palpable, reflected in historical buildings like the courthouse and main post office. Among the colourful houses, visitors can also spot a cathedral and the Victoria clock tower, a replica of the clock first erected at Vauxhall Bridge in London in 1897. The city is also home to many artists, and works by talented locals are popular buys at local galleries.