June 29, 2011

Local World Heritage Site


UNESCO has honoured Barbados with it's first World Heritage Site; the Garrison Savannah in our historic capital Bridgetown. Bridgetown is an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which testifies to the spread of Great Britain’s Atlantic colonial empire. The property also includes a nearby military garrison which consists of numerous historic buildings. The Garrison is a popular point of interest in Barbadian culture; this is where the Queen officially granted Barbados her independence in 1966, thousands of Barbadians and visitors alike descend on the Garrison annually for the famous Sandy Lane Gold Cup Race, the skies are littered with kites during the Easter season and 'ladies of the night' (some very interesting characters) roam the streets here once the sun sets.
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