Bridgetown refers to the largest city in the nation of Barbados which also doubles up as the capital of Barbados. It was formerly known as the Town of St. Michael and it within the parish of Saint Michael. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity to the city of Bridgetown include Maturin, Cumana, Ciudad Guayana, Barcelona and Ciudad Bolivar.
There are a number of attractions in and around Bridgetown that are worth visiting. One such attraction is the Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises. It provides sunset excursions, day trips as well as private charter. Among the activities that visitors can engage in include snorkeling, sunbathing, or going for walks on the beach. The package for day cruises is inclusive of a lunch while the sunset cruise is inclusive of dinner. The other popular attraction is the Emancipation Statue. This refers to the statue of a slave with chains that have been broken. It was built to honor Bussa who is said to have inspired a revolt against slavery leading to its eventual abolishment in the year 1834. The monument is the work of Karl Broodhagen. To get to these attractions you need to rent a car in Bridgetown.
There are a number of other popular attractions in Bridgetown. The fish market is one such attraction that is bustling with activity in the early morning with workers engaging in all kinds of activities like cleaning, selling and frying a large variety of fish. There is a water front walk that leads to downtown from the cruise ship port. It offers magnificent views. The other attraction is the Independence Arch which is located on the on the south of the Chamberlain Bridge which was constructed in the year 1987. It features relief of pelican and the flying fish which are national symbols of the nation of Barbados. The pillar also features a coat of arms that is in addition to the national symbols also includes the national flower known as the pride of Barbados as well as the bearded fig which is the national tree from which the island got its name. To get to these attractions you need to hire a car in Bridgetown.
The other attraction in Bridgetown is the St Michael’s Cathedral which dates back to the year 1789 following the destruction of its predecessor by the infamous 1780 hurricane. Ii was built from stone as opposed to the original structure which was made of wood and which dated back to the years 1610 to 1665. The church acquired the status of a cathedral following the arrival of a bishop in the year 1825. To get to this attraction you need car rental in Bridgetown.
There are a number of other attractions in Bridgetown. Some of the other popular ones include the Broadstreet which has a number of attractions as well as the St. Patrick Cathedral which dates back to the turn of the twentieth century.
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