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Top things to do in Saint Michael Parish

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Stavronikita (Bridgetown)
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$60* and up
Ranked #1 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical... more » Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life. « less
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Carlisle Bay (Bridgetown)
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$60* and up
Ranked #2 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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St. Nicholas Abbey (Bridgetown)
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$128* and up
Ranked #3 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great... more » Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great house, gardens and gullies, rum distillery and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a historic avenue of Mahogany Trees located just outside the main gate. Cherry Tree Hill offers a breathtaking view of the island's East Coast.Guests can also enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, museum and a complimentary drink (fruit punch or rum punch).Guided tours, subject to availability, are provided at no extra fee. Please enquire with the guides at the entrance to the great house.It is recommended that groups of ten or more persons book in advance. Please enquire about group tours or school programmes using our online reservation request form. Special meals or assistance for guests with special needs may also be made in advance.HOURS OF OPERATIONSt. Nicholas Abbey is open 6 days per week; the Plantation is closed on Saturdays.Sunday - Friday10.00am - 3.30pmPlease check our Calendar of Events for information on the steam mill's operation schedule.While we suggest a minimum of 1 hour for your visit, ideally guests will spend approximately 30 minutes in the great house and approximately 1-2 hours touring the grounds and gardens, Cherry Tree Hill, rum distillery, home movie and museum. We recommend starting your tour no later than 3pm.The Terrace Café serves lunch, tea and other light refreshments during opening hours. « less
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Ranked #4 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
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Ranked #5 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever... more » Owner description: A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever visited. « less
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Kensington Oval (Bridgetown)
Ranked #6 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Factory Tours
Owner description: The Mount Gay Visitor Centre welcomes guests from around the world, inviting them to discover the historic origins, mysteries... more » Owner description: The Mount Gay Visitor Centre welcomes guests from around the world, inviting them to discover the historic origins, mysteries and secrets behind Barbados’ finest and most celebrated spirit: Mount Gay Rum.Come learn of the distillation, ageing and blending techniques that have been perfected over the 300 years of crafting the world's oldest rum!And of course there is the opportunity to taste and savour! Whether neat, on the rocks, with your favorite mixer or in one of our signature cocktails feel free to belly up to the bar for a wonderful experience for your palate.Mount Gay Rum: There is a Time and a Place. « less
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Barbados Garrison (Bridgetown)
Ranked #8 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums
Former 17th century British military base, now open to the public.
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Jewish Synagogue (Bridgetown)
Ranked #9 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

The Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown is the oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. It is a pleasant place to visit, and incorporates a museum (a little pricey - but well... more »

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Garrison Savannah (Bridgetown)
Ranked #10 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Horse Tracks
Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
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Brighton Beach (Bridgetown)
Ranked #11 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Beaches
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Batts Rock Beach (Bridgetown)
Ranked #12 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Beaches
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Parliament Buildings (Bridgetown)
Ranked #13 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Two late 19th century buildings built of coral stone, now important architectural landmarks in Bridgetown.
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Ranked #14 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: History Museums; Museums
An engaging glimpse into the history of Barbados.
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Ranked #15 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Barbados Turf Club (Bridgetown)
Ranked #16 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Horse Tracks
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Queen's Park (Bridgetown)
Ranked #17 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Nature and Parks
A pleasant park near the center of the city of Bridgetown.
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Codrington College (Bridgetown)
Ranked #18 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This school was named after the renowned Codrington family and features beautifully landscaped grounds and a large lily pond.
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Ranked #19 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
The first American President George Washington attended services at this Bridgetown church in 1751.
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The Careenage (Bridgetown)
Ranked #20 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.
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Baxter's Road (Bridgetown)
Ranked #21 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Bridgetown's mecca for friendly people, good food and great rum.
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Ranked #22 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square"... more » Owner description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865. « less
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Ranked #23 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Once the home of Lord and Lady Adams, founders of the Bajan movement; now exhibits Bajan art and artifacts.
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Ranked #24 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Built in 1963, the Harry Bayley Observatory recently underwent a total restoration of the building and refurbishment of its... more » Owner description: Built in 1963, the Harry Bayley Observatory recently underwent a total restoration of the building and refurbishment of its astronomical instruments in 2014. The observatory is managed by The Barbados Astronomical Society Inc., A non-profit corporation whose objective is to educate the general public, with an emphasis on students, in the subject of astronomy. The observatory is open on Friday evenings from 8 pm to 10 pm (weather permitting). The public can view a 1/2 hour interactive presentation from 8pm before enjoying superb views of the night sky through our 16" Meade telescope. Minimum donations are USD$10 (BBD$20) for adults, USD$5 (BBD$10) for children 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. « less
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Black Point Tunnel (Black Rock)
Ranked #25 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Paradise Beach (Black Rock)
Ranked #26 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Beaches
Priva (Bridgetown)
Ranked #27 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Rafza Nehaul (Bridgetown)
Ranked #28 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: A unique gallery in the beach home of the owner. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking and discussing art in her 1000 square foot... more » Owner description: A unique gallery in the beach home of the owner. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking and discussing art in her 1000 square foot patio, her gallery.The artist works from here as well so the process can be easily seen. Because of the natural materials involved in her work it is a true working studio with all the dimensions of such.Very conveniently located for cruise ships and visitors staying in hotels. « less
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Ranked #29 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #30 of 43 attractions in Saint Michael Parish
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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