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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

  • 22Jul
    Junior Calypso Monarch Finals
    Junior Calypso Monarch Finals
    This calypso competition for the youngsters will consist of two tent performances, a semi-final, a lunchtime concert and a final. The contestants will...
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    St. Michael
  • 29Jul
    Junior Kadooment
    Junior Kadooment
    The Junior Kadooment is a smaller version of the Grand Kadooment - without the street parade.
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    St. Michael
  • 30Jul
    Soca Royale
    Soca Royale
    Soca stars of Barbados vie for some of the major music titles of the Crop-Over festival season.
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    St. Philip
  • 04Aug - 06Aug
    Bridgetown Market
    Bridgetown Market
    This Street fair and market is one of the major to-dos of the Crop-Over Summer festival. It covers a long stretch of highway in capital city Bridgetow...
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    St. Michael
  • 05Aug
    Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Music Finals
    Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Music Finals
    This is the highly anticipated finale to the Calypso music flagship event of the Crop Over season. Top calypso singers and successful challengers perf...
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    St. Michael
     
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