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Barbados Cultural Activities

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Barbados offers a fascinating blend of Afro-Caribbean and British culture. Bridgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features imposing colonial buildings tied to island lore, including the National Heroes Gallery and the Museum of Parliament. Barbados is also celebrated as the birthplace of rum, and visitors will find multiple opportunities to explore the country’s cuisine and culture through its favorite beverage.
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Dalkeith Rd, Bridgetown, Barbados
Housed in historic buildings originally used as a military prison, the Museum and Historical Society is part of the St. Ann’s Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is one of only 12 constructed in the British Empire and...
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Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados’ premier festival began as an 18th century celebration of the sugar harvesting season’s end. Held between June and August, visitors will find a celebration every bit as colorful and fervent as carnival in Brazil or Trinidad. Crop Over’s...
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Bridgetown, Barbados
One of the best days for horse racing in the islands is Boxing Day, or as it’s known in the States, “The Day After Christmas.” This past Boxing Day, I was lucky enough to be in Barbados, so I made a point to pay a visit to the Barbados Turf Club...
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Bridgetown, Barbados
After a delightful tour of the Mount Gay Rum Distillery, we walked our tipsy selves back through Bridgetown, stopping at every stall to inspect the local fruits and veggies. One thing we don't find nearly as often in Puerto Rico is soursop (sugar...
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Saint Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Barbados
Known as 'The Gap' in the parish of Christ Church, it consists of a 1.3 km stretch of road filled with delightful little shops, hawkers and restaurants. Colorful as only the West Indies can offer, it is quite possible to spend a few days just in...
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Tent Bay, Bathsheba BB21054, Barbados
Perched on a hill across the street from the famed Bathsheba Rock, Sea Side Bar is the perfect place to stop to refuel on rum punches, Bajan staples and “old talk” while exploring Barbados’ unique east coast. Like many rum shacks, Sea Side Bar is...
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Visual art abounds in Barbados. Several craft centers and artists’ workshops feature wood carving, leather-making, basket weaving, and glasswork. Earthworks Pottery features ceramic creations in more than 150 shapes and 36 patterns.
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Bridgetown, Barbados
The annual Sir Garfield Sobers Festival of Golf is held each spring at the prestigious Apres Hill, Barbados Golf Club, Royal Westmoreland, and Sandy Lane courses. The event traditionally coincides with national Hero’s Day.
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Oistins, Barbados

Friday is fish day in the Caribbean, and the village of Oistins, on Barbados’s southern coast, hosts its famous Oistins Fish Fry. During the week, market stalls sell fresh dorado, barracuda, swordfish and more. Come Friday night, locals,...

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Bridgetown, Barbados
Come thirsty and leave satisfied. Explore the oldest rum distillery in the world, harbored right here in Barbados. For just $10USD, discover the history of rum making in the Caribbean which all started right here. Sample and taste four different...