Bridgetown Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Bridgetown

Bridgetown is the city that will surprise you with the number of duty free shops and department stores it has, but it will also charm you with its handicrafts. Walk the main shopping streets of the city to find items at amazing prices, visit the little local shops and choose the perfect Barbadian gifts and souvenirs. The following tour will guide you through your little shopping adventure in Bridgetown.
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Bridgetown Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Bridgetown Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Barbados » Bridgetown (See other walking tours in Bridgetown)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Broad Street
  • Swan Street
  • Cheapside Public Market
  • Pelican Craft Centre
  • Mount Gay Rum Refinery & Gift Shop
Broad Street

1) Broad Street (must see)

The street that will blow up your mind, in shopping terms, of course, is Broad Street. This area is a mix of malls and duty free shops, where you will be able to purchase jewelry, watches, tobacco products, perfume, rum, antiques, gifts and almost everything. Be sure to check out Sunny Shoes, which is another renowned shop on Broad Street. Most of the shops are closed on Sundays.
Swan Street

2) Swan Street (must see)

The street which is most popular among Bridgetown locals is Swan Street, parallel to Broad Street. Shopping here means more contact with the locals and less contact with crowded department stores. Here, you will find tinny shops where you can buy island jewelry, local handcrafts, veggies and fruits. Basically, it’s a street which tries to keep alive the Barbadian spirit.
Cheapside Public Market

3) Cheapside Public Market

Cheapside Public Market is the biggest market of its kind in Barbados and is a main feature of activity in Bridgetown.
Pelican Craft Centre

4) Pelican Craft Centre (must see)

Pelican Craft Centre is a unique place where you will find only 100% Barbadian made items. The centre is renowned throughout the island of Barbados for its amazing, creative craft work. If you are looking for the perfect souvenir, this is your top choice; you will find carvings, glass art, paintings, pottery and other fine works. Do not miss the “performances” of the talented craftspersons, who make their pieces of art right on the spot.
Mount Gay Rum Refinery & Gift Shop

5) Mount Gay Rum Refinery & Gift Shop

Barbados is renowned for its rum, so when you are in Bridgetown it would be a shame not to visit the Mount Gay Rum Refinery, which is the oldest in the entire world. At the Refinery you can take a tour where you learn about the island rum, which ends with rum tasting, and also do some shopping at the on-site store that sells rum and gift items.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9.30 am - 2.30 pm

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Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
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