Bridgetown Capital of Barbados has a special charm about it

Bridgetown Capital of Barbados has held a fascination for me from the first time I visited it in the early 1970's. It still holds that same magical spell for me to this day.

The town was originally founded on July 5th 1628 and over its three hundred years of existence, this beautiful old city has amassed an impressive collection of historic buildings and landmarks.

Bridgetown, which is considered the heartbeat of this Caribbean island, is as famous for its wide variety of shopping areas and malls as for its bars, arcades and numerous Barbados restaurants where you can experience the taste of real Barbados food.

bridgetown the capital of barbados

The Government of Barbados is currently carrying out a major redevelopment project for the city, which entails restoring historic landmarks and adding more trees.

Doing a tour around this 380 year old city is a favorite activity for many tourists and cruise ship passengers to the Island.

the careenage in bridgetown barbados

Some sights of interest in Bridgetown are, Heroes Square, the Nelson Statue, the Montefiore Fountain, the Parliament Buildings and the Lewis Wickham Boardwalk. People from all over the world love to take pictures with the careenage as a backdrop.

The main artery to the heart of Bridgetown is Broad Street, famous for its wide array of world renowned jewelery stores, boutiques, gift shops and souvenir shops.

While on a Barbados holiday take advantage of the duty free shopping

In addition to numerous duty free shops, Broad Street is home to several banks, malls and restaurants.

Can I use credit cards or travelers cheques for shopping?

broad street the main street of bridgetown barbados

Visit historic old Speightstown , the second largest town on Barbados.

On the way to Speightstown stop off in Holetown , the spot where the British first landed in Barbados in 1625.

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