Discover Barbados Culture & Heritage

Drawing on its English, African and West Indian roots, Barbados has established its own distinctive identity, evidenced in its customs, traditions and values, and passionately expressed through the rich history, exceptional cuisine and artistic talents of its people.



life lessons: bridgetown


The Barbadian capital city of Bridgetown was originally named "Indian Bridge" for the crude bridge that was constructed over the river by early Indian settlers. Sometime after 1654, a new bridge was constructed and the name Bridgetown was born.  


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