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Parliament Buildings

Bridgetown, Barbados
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Bridgetown
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: Two late 19th century buildings built of coral stone, now important architectural landmarks in Bridgetown.
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Really cool looking buildings. Did not go inside or take a tour or anything but it was Interesting to look around at

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carlisle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The museum tour based around their heroes is well worth a visit for a history of Barbados and the people that shaped it. Nicely laid out and a cool respite from the heat, it has a mix of av presentations and display boards that will keep most entertained.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Having visit England and staying in London, I can see the miniature versions of some of the buildings, they even have a miniature Big Ben and the Parliament Building is also one.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

What a lovely building and clearly well maintained. Beautiful building and clear to see the British Influence. The building clearly shows the heritage of the building influence and is so clean and well kept, worth a look at.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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224 reviews 224 reviews
108 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

These Parliament Buildings are so beautiful as you view them while walking around the city. No time for an inside visit, but just seeing them as part of this lovely city is a treat.

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manchester
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Go round the museum which is based on ten 'Heroes' which gives you an insight into the history of Barbados, try and catch the tour of the parliament buildings which takes you into the two chambers.

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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

These beautiful buildings contain an interesting collection of political and historical facts about Barbados. These were well laid out, looked modern and we were the only people there! Takes about 1 hour to complete and only cost US$5 pp. Worth a visit if you are in the Capital.

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UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There is a very informative display in the old parliament building of the history not just of government in Barbados, but of many other aspects of the island's history. It always gives a trip more meaning to know about its history, so this is really well worth a visit for minimal entry fee.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were drawn to these buildings as we walked downtown Bridgetown thinking that the towers must be part of the Cathedral. From a distance they appeared to be church steeples, and even close up, we were puzzled until a Barbadan enlightened us (we entered from the rear street) . Among other church-like features the building had stained glass windows. We... More

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Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

These impressive buildings are near the waterfront in Bridgetown. They look even better in person than in photos. They are stately without being stuffy. The main building with its clock tower is the site of Barbados' Parliament. You can observe if you are properly dressed. There are lots of good shots outside for people with cameras. The second building houses... More

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