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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

  • 25Aug
    Silhouettes Dance Concert
    Silhouettes Dance Concert
    Silhouettes Dance Concert - Hosted by ACE Dance Centre as part of the Carifesta 13 celebrations. Come see an array of dance talent and techniques.
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    St. Michael
  • 26Aug
    Speightstown Sizzlin - Carifesta Edition
    Speightstown Sizzlin - Carifesta Edition
    As the sun sets along the picturesque west coast of Barbados, this quaint, north-western town comes to life, for a truly sizzlin’ night.
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    St. Peter FROM 03:00 PM To 11:30 PM
  • 02Sep - 03Sep
    The Barbados Beach and Wellness Festival
    The Barbados Beach and Wellness Festival
    Global trends continue to show an increased level of participation in health and wellness activities. Travel for health and wellness as the primary mo...
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    Christ Church
  • 05Sep - 10Sep
    Barbados Cycling Festival
    Barbados Cycling Festival
    The inaugural Barbados Cycling Festival, for both road and MTB cycling enthusiasts, will take place on the 5th - 10th September. The six-day event has...
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    Christ Church
  • 01Oct
    The Barbados Beach Tennis Open
    The Barbados Beach Tennis Open
    Dates to be confirmedThis invitational beach tennis tournament capitalizes on what is essentially a relatively new sport that is growing rapidly in th...
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    St. Michael
     
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