Shopping Tour in Bridgetown, 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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Shopping Tour in Bridgetown Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Bridgetown
Guide Location: Barbados » Bridgetown (See other walking tours in Bridgetown)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: HelenF
Cotton Days

1) Cotton Days

At Cotton Days one will truly understand what the Barbadian style means and how culture exerts a great influence upon the way people dress. If you love hand-painted clothing, just check out this shop. All the garments are sophisticated, original pieces of art that aren’t just attractive and pleasant looking, but are also made of Sea Island cotton. Matching accessories - purses, belts and many other stylish elements - are also available.
Broad Street

2) 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

3) 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.
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 - 3.30 pm

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.
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
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
Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in Bridgetown

Places of Worship Self-Guided Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Bridgetown for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bridgetown has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bridgetown, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.