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Two late 19th century buildings built of coral stone, now important architectural landmarks in Bridgetown.
Bridgetown, Barbados
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All reviews clock tower interesting architecture interesting visit broad street heroes square excellent museum downtown bridgetown barbados history gallery independence democracy government senate limestone constitution governor timeline
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to take pictures from the outside of the buildings. Clock tower dominates the area. Not worth a special trip but nice if you are in the area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarcATL
Reviewed 24 August 2018

There is also a museum here that is well worth a visit. It details the history of democracy on the island including the fight to abolish slavery.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank johnfield70
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The building facing the Parliament Building houses an exhibition about the 10 Heroes of Barbados. Admission is BD$10 (US$5), and this is interesting - but it includes a guided tour of both Houses Of Parliament which was excellent and well worth taking the time to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hambledon
Reviewed 13 June 2018

From passing these majestic buildings it take you back to a period in history, I can only imagine the magnificence of the insides

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Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gr3gC
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

At the end of Broad Street in Bridgetown are the parliament buildings that date back to 1874. The parliament was founded in 1637 and has met regularly since 1639. Nice renaissance style buildings and there is a museum inside to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 18 April 2018

These buildings, that were built between 1870 and 1874 are located across from the Constitution River. The eggshell colored buildings are very well maintained and have a Victorian design which shows the influence of the British colonizers. This is a great site to take in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 13 April 2018

These buildings are very beautiful and centrally located near to the independence square and Hero’ Square - all being highly photogenic as well as historic

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TonyD33
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had a very interesting visit learning about the history of Barbados. Photographs are not allowed to be taken inside the buildings. The Mueseum of Parliament documents its history using timelines of events in history on the walls with interaction of television sets - some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 26 February 2018

There is an excellent museum in the Parliament buildings, there is a fee to pay but the articles on display and the video clips make it easy to understand the history of Barbados and their ten national heroes including Sir Garfield Sobers one of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank hopkinstownboy
Reviewed 19 February 2018

All the attractions seem to be clustered around the river and independence and heroes squares which makes seeing them all very easy and convenient. Enjoy walking around these historical buildings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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