Barbados Landmarks

Barbados Landmarks

Barbados is the ideal vacation destination for tourists. Barbados, for example, is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Caribbean thanks to its wonderful beaches and the influence of the long-forgotten influence of the British colonial rulers.

The west coast of the island is ideal for bathers. There are over 16 kilometers of white and simply perfect sandy beaches. The water here is also perfectly clear. Definitely ideal for divers and snorkelers. In the east of the island there is a rather harsh climate and many stone coasts. A specialty of Barbados is that there are many sugar cane plantations and old English mansions all over the island. Tourism makes Barbados one of the wealthiest Windward Islands.

According to ethnicityology, the capital Bridgetown has a lot to offer tourists. The capital is a mix of shops and restaurants, as well as modern or Victorian colonial-style buildings. The city also has a number of sights. The best shops are on the thoroughfare of the city. To find it, ask the locals about Broad Street. Here you can even buy English china, perfume, British tweed clothing and sweaters, crystal, clocks and cameras a quarter to a half cheaper than in the USA.

Those who enjoy sightseeing should check out Trafalgar Square. Just like his twin in London, there is a statue of Lord Nelson there. But this statue is twenty years older than the one in London. The nearby parliament building, the Fountain Garden, is also worth a visit.

You should also visit the Cathedral of St. Michaels built in 1625 view. It is said that even George Washington visited this church when he vacationed here with his siblings in 1751.

For those who do not know where the island got its name from, you should definitely take a look at the banyan trees that are spread all over the island. Since these are present in large quantities on the island, the island was named Los Barbados, which means something like the bearded ones, because of the exposed and shaggy roots of the trees.

A visit to Holetown is certainly interesting. This is a small settlement right on the St. James Coast, where the first English landed in 1627.

St. James Church is one of the oldest churches in the whole of the Caribbean and dates back to 1660. The finest and most magnificent mansions are on the Gold Coast. But it’s also worth seeing Speighttown. This is a formerly important sugar port that still has a busy coastline, as well as a small romantic and very old church.

Saint Nicolas Abbey is an absolute must as you can watch an interesting film about the sea voyage from Great Britain to Barbados from the 1930s.

Nature lovers should take a look at the nature reserve, where there are many different animal species to be seen. Here you can even admire the rare species of green monkey. The 12 acre Farley Hill National Park is also worth a visit.

If you feel like it, you can even have a look at the mills that are in operation all over the island. Morgan Lewis Mill is sure to fascinate you.

Other attractions on the island include Bathesheab’s Andromeda Garden, the East Coast Highway, St. Paris Church and Castle Sam Lord.

Barbados – important addresses

Tourist Office of Barbados in Germany: c / o The Mangum Group,
Sonnenstrasse 9, 80331 Munich
Telephone: Brochure order: (089) 23 66 2170, press inquiries: (089) 23 66 2139, fax: (089) 23 66 2199
email: barbados @ mangum.de
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Barbados Tourist Office in Germany is also responsible for Switzerland and Austria.

Honorary Consulate General of Barbados in Germany: Ms. Regine Sixt, Honorary Consul,

Seitzstrasse 9 – 11, 80538 Munich

Telephone: 089 – 21578630, Fax: 089 – 21578423

Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

District: all German federal states

email: barbados@hon-consulateinbavaria.de

Honorary Consulate General of Barbados in Austria (with visa issuing): Brucknerstrasse 4,

A-1040 Vienna
Telephone: (01) 505 74 55, Fax: (01) 50 48 79 74
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Honorary Consulate General of Barbados in Austria is also responsible for Switzerland.

Embassy of Barbados in Belgium: HE Mr. Errol Leroy Humphrey, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since April 10, 2002),

100, Avenue Franklin B. Roosevelt,

B-105 Brussels
Telephone: 0032-2-7 32 17 37/7 32 18 67, Fax: 0032-2-732 32 66
email: brussels@foreign.gov.bb
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm

Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Barbados: Andreas Kusay, Honorary Consul,

Bridgetown, Pasea Financial Building, Corner Harts Gap and Dayrells Road, Christ Church, Barbados, WI Postal
address: Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Pasea Financial Building, Corner Harts Gap and Dayrells Road, Christ Church, Barbados, WI
Telephone and Fax : (001 246) 427 18 76
email: germanconsulate@caribsurf.com
Germany does not have its own embassy in Barbados, the responsible German embassy is in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (see Trinidad and Tobago – important addresses).

Honorary Consulate of Austria in Barbados: Knowlton, Exeter Road, Navy Gardens,

BB-Christ Church
Telephone: 427 31 31. Fax: 435 82 48
Austria does not have its own embassy in Barbados, the competent Austrian embassy is in Caracas, Venezuela (see Venezuela – important addresses).

Swiss consular agency in Barbados: 24 Cane Garden Heights,

St. Thomas
Telephone: 425 32 81. Fax: 425 32 82
email: swiss@caribsurf.com
Switzerland does not have its own embassy in Barbados, the responsible Swiss embassy is in Caracas, Venezuela (see Venezuela – important addresses).

Barbados Landmarks