Bridgetown

Top places to see in Bridgetown

  • By Allan K
  • Destinations
  • 30.05.2017

Bridgetown is the capital and the only city of Barbados, therefore it sees many tourists every year. There are possibly 2 min things making Bridgetown famous: its duty free shopping and the port for cruise ships. Tourists have many other attractions available in the city, and the ones here are not to be missed.

Barbados Museum
While you have to pay admission, this museum exhibits items dating back to the formation of the island. The museum is hosted in the former British Military Prison. You have high chances of having the place all to yourself when visiting.

Parliament
There are more buildings deserving the Parliament of Barbados. You can visit them inside when the Parliament is in session. The outer architecture of the buildings is worth seeing as well, so don’t miss the occasion.

Careenage
The place was once a port for ships. Instead of ships, now you will find restaurants, boutiques, and bars, one side and luxury boats on the other side. At times you might feel you stepped some 150 years or more back in time.

Scuba diving
Scuba divers will love stopping by The Dive Shop where they can select the desired diving experience: one tank, 2 tanks, multi-dive packages, and so on. Snorkeling is another option to choose.

Shopping
Buying merchandise meant for tourists is the easiest task with plenty of vendors to be found across the city, more expensive jewelry, cheap clothes, and Caribbean music, are other shopping options.

Mount Gay Rum Distillery Tour
Can’t leave Barbados without seeing how rum is prepared, from the sugar cane state, to the final liquid state. There are 3 types of tours offered: standard, of 45 minutes, Cocktail, and Lunch tours. The last 2 tours last, each, 2 hours, and the Lunch one is to be reserved by telephone.