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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

  • 25Jun
    Crop Over Visual Arts Festival
    Crop Over Visual Arts Festival
    With over 150 exhibits the annual Crop Over Fine Arts and Fine Crafts showcases the best of contemporary fine art and craft being produced in Barbados...
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    St. Michael
  • 05Jul - 09Jul
    Dive Fest Barbados
    Dive Fest Barbados
    Whether you can swim, float, dive, or prefer to soak up some sun on the beach, this festival will have something for everyone!
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    St. Michael
  • 09Jul
    Crop Over Read-IN!
    Crop Over Read-IN!
    Don’t miss out on what promises to be a wonderful literature and arts evening workshop for the whole family. See you at this year’s READ I...
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    St. Michael
  • 14Jul
    Pan Fusion
    Pan Fusion
    Come experience the sounds of steel under the stars.
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    St. Michael
  • 14Jul
    Crop Over Heritage Lecture & Tour
    Crop Over Heritage Lecture & Tour
    Explore Barbados by foot in this adventure walking tour.
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    St. Michael FROM 10:00 AM To 00:00 PM
     
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