Parish of Saint Michael

Parish of Saint Michael

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Parish of Saint Michael on Barbados Located on the southwest corner of the island, the parish of Saint Michael on Barbados is one of the most urbanized parishes you’ll find. One of the original six parishes created in 1629 by Governor Sir William Tufton, Saint Michaels is not only the “central hub” for transportation and trade on Barbados it’s also home to the capital of Bridgetown. Bridgetown, so named because of the bridges native peoples created to crisscross the waters, is one of the busiest and most populous urban areas on Barbados with roughly 110,000 Bajans. Because of the deep historic contributions to the island of Barbados (and the Caribbean in general) Bridgetown and its garrison were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. St. Michael parish…
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Bridgetown

Bridgetown

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bridgetown The Capital of Barbados With a population 110,000, Bridgetown is not only the capital of Barbados, it’s also the largest city on the island. Located in the southeastern end of the Parish of Saint Michael, Bridgetown is the current and historic seat of power on Bridgetown. It’s also one of the most commercially developed areas on the island with shopping, dining, ritzy resort hotels, and tourist attractions galore. Often called “The City” Bridgetown offers everything a traveler might need at the tips of their fingers. However, most Barbadians simply call it “Town” and there’s a good reason for that. This close knit community sits right in the historic heart of Barbados. Here you’ll find some of the oldest-standing buildings on the island and cultural heritage icons like The…
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Horse Racing

Horse Racing

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Horse Racing in Barbados Horse racing is more than a sport in Barbados, it’s a national pastime second only to cricket. Horses have played an essential part in island life since the early 1800s. They’ve been used as pack animals, transportation, and sources of entertainment for decades. Being a former British Colony horse racing was a major part of the culture of Barbados a century ago and plays an integral in Barbadian society even today. The History of Horse Racing on Barbados One of the oldest tracks on the island is the Garrison Savannah. This track is located near the capitol of Bridgetown and was built in 1845. This 6 furlong oval grass track has been operation for over 170 years! During the colonial Era British military officers would…
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Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Historic Kensington Oval Cricket Ground on Barbados As a former British colony, cricket holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Barbadians. In fact, cricket plays an important part in the history of the island itself and provides important economic stimulus even today. The historic Kensington Oval (lovingly called “the Mecca” of cricket) is the islands premiere world-class cricket facility. It was established nearly 140 years ago and is officially the oldest cricket ground in the New World. But you wouldn’t know that if you looked at it today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="7624" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Kensington Oval: Humble Beginnings The massive complex has grown over the years to accommodate more than 11,000 fans but in the beginning the facility was much smaller. In 1882 the Pickwick…
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