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Bridgetown

3.9
World heritage site · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Formerly The Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as "The City", but the most common reference is simply "Town". As of 2014, its metropolitan population stands at roughly 110,000.The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Parts of the Greater Bridgetown area, sit close to the borders of the neighbouring parishes Christ Church and St. James. The Grantley Adams International Airport for Barbados, is located 16km southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. While there is no longer local municipal government, it is governed as a political constituency within the national Parliament. During the short-lived 1950s-1960s Federation of the British West Indian Territories, Bridgetown was one of three capital cities within the region being considered to be the Federal capital of region.
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Distillery
Mount Gay Visitor Centre
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Carlisle Bay
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Bridgetown

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Cave
Harrison's Cave. Saint Thomas Parish
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Duration: 1 hour
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Garden
Hunte's Gardens Saint Joseph Parish
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Duration: 1 hour
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Beach
Dover Beach St. Lawrence Gap
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Oistins
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Bridgetown

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Boat Tour
Jammin Catamaran Cruises
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Browne's Beach
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Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Pebbles Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Bridgetown

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Historic Site
Garrison Savannah
4.5
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Religious Site
Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Site
Stavronikita
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
St. Michael's Cathedral
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Bridgetown

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Department Store
Cave Shepherd Broad Street
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Jenanya's
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hazell's Water World
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Little Switzerland
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Bridgetown

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Beach
Batts Rock Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Brighton Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Observatory
Harry Bayley Observatory
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Harry Smith Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking / Camping Tour
Hike Barbados
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Duration: 4 hours
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Factory Tour
Agapey Chocolate Factory
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
West Side Scuba Centre
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Emmanuel Tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min