Bridgetown

Bridgetown

Featured, Parish of Saint Michael
[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

Activities, Featured, Parish of Saint Michael
[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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