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Bridgetown

Bridgetown, Bridgetown Barbados
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  • BridgetownPro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    3 Jul 16, 2013

    Cool little city that is a mix of brand new buildings and streets and store fronts that look like they are from the 1800's. I ended up getting a Police Escort to take me from the Jitney bus area in the back of town to the main areas...Please note...not because the city is dangerous, it for the most part is not...simply because the people are so friendly when I asked a Police Woman for directions...she said I'll show you...and walked me all the way. This is one of the safest islands.

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    5 Jun 03, 2013

    Bridgetown, and the nearby Garrison, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A walking tour, using a map or Foursquare, is a great way to explore the city and see it's historic sites.

    Some spots to look out for are: Parliament Buildings (3rd oldest parliament in the western hemisphere), statue of Lord Nelson, the Old Spirit Bond building and St, Mary's Church. Have a look at http://barbados.org/historic-bridgetown-garrison-barbados-interactive.htm for other heritage spots.

    A walk through Queen's Park is highly recommended. Be sure to see the solar house at the western entrance and historic Baobab tree which is over 1000 years old.

    There are lots of places to have lunch in Bridgetown but the Waterfront Cafe is particularly nice.

    Do duty-free shopping on Broad Street and stop by Pelican Craft Village for local craft and art.

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    Errol B
    4 May 27, 2013

    Very good for duty free shopping and located around 15 minutes from
    Best E Villas, Prospect St. James

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  • Bridgetown
    Balram Mahabir
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    4 Dec 20, 2012

    This is a tiny little sea side city with great shopping and lots of tourist activities. The port is lovely the buildings are full of such architectural history and beauty that's common of the tropical islands.

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    Matthew M
    5 Jun 10, 2013
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    Halum T
    5 May 28, 2013

    Capital City of Barbados.

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    Caroline Ann Robinson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    lovely there go again

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    3 Jul 12, 2011
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    5 Jul 26, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
9 member's reviews
516 people visited Bridgetown

Description

Colorful colonial charm, a bustling deep-water harbor and tropical climate, Bridgetown is everything you'd expect from a capital city of the West Indies. Named for the primitive Arawak Indian bridge that once spanned the Careenage waterway, Bridgetown was amongst Great Britain's most important New World possessions. Today, the original aboriginal structure has been replaced by the idyllic ... read more
Chamberlain Bridge and marks the city's cultural center, lying adjacent to the Barbadian parliament, the National Heroes Square and several historic religious centers. Be sure to tour one of Bridgetown's excellent rum factories, shop for gifts along Broad Street, and get a grasp on Caribbean history at the Barbados Museum and the Tyrol Cot, an unique nineteenth-century home of post-war politicians.

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