Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados
Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados, the eastern most island of the Caribbean. Bridgetown is the only city on Barbados and well over half the island's residents live there. Bridgetown is the port of call for many cruise ships and is known for its duty-free shopping as much as for its more cultural and historical attractions.


In the centre lies the main street of Bridgetown which is Broad Street which runs directly through the centre of the city. Broad Street passes the Parliament Buildings and serves as the centre of city's shopping area.

Another major traffic artery into the city is Bay Street (which turns into Highway 7) and leads toward the South Coast of Barbados and the Parish of Christ Church. There are also other notable streets in Bridgetown, including:

  • Swan Street - which is parallel to Broad Street, to the north.
  • Roebuck Street - which leads towards Queens Park to the North, and East of Swan Street.
  • Tudor Street - which comes from the north, intersects Swan Street and runs perpendicular to Broad Street.
  • The Spring Garden Highway, which lies to the west of the city, plays host to over 85,000 bystanders and participants in the annual Grand Kadooment Carnival Parade.

Landmarks / points of interest

Independence Square and The Independence Arch
The Montefiore Fountain
Parliament Buildings of Barbados
The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels
The St. Mary's Anglican Church
The St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral
The Jewish Synagogue
The Pelican Village and Craft Centre
Queen's Park
The Lord Nelson Statue
The Barbados Museum
Kensington Oval (site of the 2007 Cricket World Cup final)
Carlisle Bay Beach
Cheapside market
The Tom Adams Financial Complex
The Frank Collymore Hall of the Performing Arts
The Cathedral Plaza
The Cave Shepherd Department Store (No.10 Broad Street)
The Mutual Building (lower Broad Street)
The Cheapside Gardens
Sagicor Plaza
The Garrison Savannah and National Historic Area
The Hilton Hotel
Martineau House