Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown, Bridgetown

Bridgetown, the capital of the island of Barbados, unites various denominations within its perimeter. This is a result of Barbados’ past, which involved the island’s fall into the British colony net. Today, the most dominant denomination is the Anglican one, with quite a number of churches. Take this tour to find out more about religion in Bridgetown and its evolution.
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Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown
Guide Location: Barbados » Bridgetown (See other walking tours in Bridgetown)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Author: HelenF
St. Cyprian's Church

1) St. Cyprian's Church

The foundation stone of St. Cyprian's Church was laid by the Governor’s wife in 1890. This religious venue was developed with the help of voluntary contributions, as was the case for many other churches in Bridgetown. Its mission, which involves a lot of dedication, is to gather people who seek help from God and who have faith and believe in a better day. The church has its organizations, such as Mother’s Union, Men’s Fellowship and Anglican Young People’s Association; these involve...   view more
St. Patrick's Catholic Church

2) St. Patrick's Catholic Church

St. Patrick's Catholic Church is an active place of worship that seeks to share the love of God with all believers. It performs numerous services during the week, where people gather to offer prayers to God. The church plays an important role in Bridgetown’s social life, helping out children from poor families and performing other charity deeds. One will find the church’s building quite beautiful, from an architectural point of view, and its history...   view more
St. Ambrose Church

3) St. Ambrose Church

The construction of the St. Ambrose Church, which ended in 1857, was the result of the constantly growing population of Barbados and it was started at the initiative of Reverend Joseph S. Mayers, who understood the spiritual situation here. The church enjoyed major support from the Legislature and other people of influence in Bridgetown, which was very helpful in the process of its construction. Today, one is welcome to join the church services, which take place on Sundays and...   view more
Bethel Methodist Church

4) Bethel Methodist Church

The Bethel Methodist Church is a part of the Methodist Church in the Carribbean and the Americas. In 1789, the Methodists came to Barbados with the aim to convert the oppressed slaves to Christianity. Unfortunately, the plantocracy saw Methodism as a threat to their ways, so they went against it. At the present day, there are some Methodist churches left - Bethel Church is one of...   view more
St. Michael's Cathedral

5) St. Michael's Cathedral (must see)

The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (formerly The St. Michael's Parish Church), is an Anglican church located on St. Michael's Row at the centre of Bridgetown. The Cathedral is the highest of the Anglican's houses of worship within Barbados. Originally consecrated in 1665, and then rebuilt in 1789 it was elevated to Cathedral status in 1825 with the appointing of Bishop Coleridge to head the newly created Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands. The first...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Nidhe Israel Synagogue

6) Nidhe Israel Synagogue

The Nidhe Israel Synagogue is currently the only synagogue situated in Bridgetown. It also holds the distinction of being one of the oldest synagogues in the western hemisphere and a Barbados National Trust property. In 2011 the Synagogue and excavated Mikvah were designated as UNESCO protected properties within the World Heritage Site of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison area.

Built in 1654, it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1831, was rebuilt, fell into disrepair until it was sold in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Mary's Anglican Church

7) St. Mary's Anglican Church

St. Mary's Anglican Church is a wonderful church, considered to be one of the oldest in Bridgetown. Works upon this brick construction finished in 1825, and two years later it was consecrated. It is a church with an elaborate schedule, given the times of services; one can join the Holy Mass each day, except Mondays and Saturdays. It is hard not to notice the church, because its yard -- rather unique in...   view more
St. Leonard's Anglican Church

8) St. Leonard's Anglican Church

St. Leonard's Anglican Church is located on St. Leonard's Avenue, not far from other central churches of Bridgetown. The first church’s building was a Gothic structure; unfortunately it didn’t survive the fire in 1981, thus a new place of worship was needed; this was completed in 1985. Today, the church holds its services every Sunday and Friday, when one can be present at the Holy...   view more

Walking Tours in Bridgetown, Barbados

Create Your Own Walk in Bridgetown

Create Your Own Walk in Bridgetown

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bridgetown is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Cultural Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Cultural life in Barbados is varied and has a good perspective for the future. To this day, we can still hear remnants of the old English accent, thus revealing the trace, which remained from the time when Barbados used to be a British colony. Today, the city can boast a rich library, gorgeous exhibits and, of course, the one and only George Washington House. Take this tour to find out interesting facts about cultural life in Bridgetown.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Shopping Tour in Bridgetown

Shopping Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

If you knew that Bridgetown was famous for its duty-free shopping, then guess what? - This is not all the city can boast of! There is a plethora of other things in Bridgetown fit to sparkle one's interest, and local landmarks are just one of them. Going by the obvious British influence present in the sculpture and architecture, one might think they are in London, but no - this is Barbados! Follow this orientation walk and discover Bridgetown's top attractions for yourself!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km