Having the dubious honour of being the smallest capital city in
the world, Victoria can also be considered one of the most charming
and quaint, 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 on sale along with fish, fruit and
vegetables. A hint of French and British colonial days still
remains, reflected in buildings like the courthouse and main post
office. Among the colourful houses there is also a cathedral and a
clock tower built as a copy of the one housing Big Ben in London.
The city is also something of an art centre, and works by local
artists are popular buys at local galleries.