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Bridgetown Capital City

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Location St. Michael
Distance From Airport 12.04 Km ( 7.48 Miles)
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Established in 1628, Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados and has a population of nearly 100,000. Bridgetown was originally named "Indian Bridge" for the crude bridge which had been constructed over the river (now known as the Careenage) by the Indians. It was later called the "town of St. Michael" in official documents, before finally being named Bridgetown.

Throughout history, the Careenage was an important hub of activity for inter-island trading vessels. Nowadays, the Careenage is mainly utilized by pleasure craft (catamarans, yachts, fishing boats, etc). The Parliament Buildings are also located in Bridgetown. The Barbados Parliament was established in 1639 and is the third oldest Parliament in the entire Commonwealth. Bridgetown continually plays host to various concerts, cultural festivals and historical lectures, a re-commitment to the renewal and continued development of the capital city.

Upcoming Events

  • 01Jan - 15Apr
    Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours
    Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours
    Visit the most modern and computerized distillery in the western hemisphere, to learn about rum, while simultaneously introducing your taste buds to e...
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    St. Philip
  • 15Jan - 31Mar
    Barbados National Trust Open House Season
    Barbados National Trust Open House Season
    It is an experience not be missed!  Open House Season, which has been a 'must do' on Barbados' events calendar since the 1960s, continues in 201...
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    St. Michael
  • 15Jan - 15Apr
    Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours
    Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours
    The cultivation and exportation of sugar cane made Barbados an extremely wealthy country, and with over 500 windmills, mass production ensured continu...
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    St. Michael FROM 09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
  • 16Jan - 20Jan
    Portvale Sugar Factory Tour
    Portvale Sugar Factory Tour
    The awe-inspiring tales of sugar production in Barbados when sugar was king and rum was queen in the 17th and 18th centuries are captured as...
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    St. James FROM 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
  • 16Jan - 10Apr
    Plantation Feast and Great House Tour
    Plantation Feast and Great House Tour
    An evening of history and elegance awaits you at one of Barbados’ most well preserved Plantation Great Houses, the Sunbury Great House. 
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    St. Philip FROM 07:00 PM To 07:00 PM
     
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