This small Caribbean island has interesting historical heritage - numerous monuments of architecture and several historical towns. Country has interesting plantation houses and historical industrial architecture.
- Animal Flower Cave – partly submerged cave with yellow sea anemones and beautiful views on the ocean from its entrance.
- Coles Cave – approximately 1 km long cave. Possibly a part of Harrison’s Cave system. Contains nearly undisturbed cave ecosystem, with some endemic species.
- Harrison’s Cave – beautiful, 4.8 km long show cave with numerous stalactites and stalagmites. Tram runs through the cave. One of the entrances opens to Welchman Hall gully – collapsed cave with a remnant of pristine forest.
- The Spout – spectacular blowhole at Ladder Bay. Sea water is blown up from it up to 30 m high.
Man made landmarks
- Bridgetown historical centre – Bridgetown. Old Brittish colonial town with many historical buildings, developed since the middle of the 18th century.
- Garrison Historic Area (St. Ann’s Garrison) – historical district in Bridgetown. Contains many historical buildings of the Brittish garrison. Important landmark is Garrison Savannah Racetrack.
- Speightstown historical centre – one of the earliest settlements in Barbados, inhabited since the 1630s. Rather many historical buildings preserved in the centre.
- Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels – Bridgetown. Anglican church, originally built in 1665 and rebuilt in 1789. Constructed from coral stone, fine stained glass windows.
- Nidhe Israel Synagogue – Bridgetown. One of the oldest synagogues in Americas, originally built in 1654 and rebuilt in the first half of the 19th century.
- St. James Parish Church – Holetown. The oldest existing church in Barbados. First built in 1628, then replaced with stone building in the 1690s and mostly rebuilt in 1874.
- Drax Hall Estate – massive Jacobean mansion, constructed in the early 1650s as the centre of sugar plantation.
- Francia Great House – beautiful mansion, great house of plantation built around 1913. Contains valuable collection of historical maps.
- Sam Lord’s Castle – country house, built in the 19th century. Interiors and furniture have been preserved.
- St. Nicholas Abbey – plantation house in Jacobean style. One of three genuine Jacobean style buildings in Americas, built in 1650s.
Other man made landmarks
- Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society building – Bridgetown. Magnificent office building, constructed in Victorian style in 1894 – 1895.
- Chase Vault – burial vault, site of legends. According to a legend, every time when the vault was opened in the early 19th century, all lead coffins had changed position.
- Codrington College – historical building of sugar plantation and then theological college, built in 1714 – 1745.
- Morgan Lewis Windmill – one of two working sugar windmills in the world. Operated until 1942.
- Parliament Buildings – seat of the parliament of Barbados. Consists of two beautiful buildings in Neo-Gothic style, constructed in 1870 – 1874.
- Spring Head Cave – a cave with the only prehistoric petroglyphs in Barbados – crudely shaped stalagmites.
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Map of Barbados
Featured: Animal Flower Cave
Barbados offers a very special way to look on the Atlantic Ocean – through the entrance of Animal Flower Cave, sitting in a pool which is rised few metres above the sea level.