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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

Near the racecourse in the Garrison part of the city stands a former military prison from Barbados’s time as headquarters of the British navy's Windward and Leeward forces. Since the 1930s, the two-story stone structure with gardens has been...

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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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Holetown, 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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Edghill Heights 2, St Thomas, Barbados

A visit to Earthworks Pottery is a fun excursion because of its whimsical tile wall facade, wonderful views from a hilltop location and quality ceramics studio where you can watch kitchenware and vases in bright colors being...

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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

Rum is king in Barbados. While the Mount Gay rum distillery is in the north, guests in Bridgetown can learn all about centuries’ worth of rum production at the Mount Gay Visitor Centre. Of course, a tasting is part of any visit....