Landmarks in Basseterre

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There are plenty of historical and cultural landmarks to be seen in Basseterre, and most can be seen on foot.  If you start at the Pier, within an hour you'll be able to see the area's highlights which include Independence Square, several government buildings, a historic home, and two churches which are known both for their historical and architectural significance. 


National Museum

In case you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Basseterre. To obtain detailed information regarding each museum, try clicking on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is National Museum. It is found within downtown Basseterre. For brief (read: quick) overview of the history of St. Kitts and Nevis, the National History Museum is what you're looking for. Housed in a historic building in its own rite, this museum is a great option for those who already have a jam-packed schedule.

Museums In Basseterre
Name Phone Location Island
National Museum (869) 466-2744 Downtown Basseterre St. Kitts

Historical Sites

Independence Square

Like exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If so, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions during your time in Basseterre.

A common landmark for vacationers is Independence Square. It is situated in downtown Basseterre. There are several historical attractions and shops for visitors to see either on or near the square. Anyone looking to explore the culture of the city will likely want to start here.

Another landmark worth visiting is Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It is situated in downtown Basseterre. The co-cathedral is the current reincarnation of the Catholic Church in Basseterre. The first was destroyed by British soldiers in 1706.

Romney Manor: The property is open to the public everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Take a look at this table for more information about historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Basseterre Courthouse -- Downtown Basseterre
Brimstone Hill Fortress (869) 465-2609 8.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -- Downtown Basseterre
Fort Charles -- Sandy Point Town, 9.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Independence Square -- Downtown Basseterre
Palmetto Point Fort -- 3.5 mi. West of Central Basseterre
Romney Manor (869) 465-6253 Old Road Town, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
The Circus -- Downtown Basseterre
Wingfield Estate -- Old Road Town, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Berkeley Memorial Clock

Travelers can experience some other worthwhile local landmarks in this area.

If you want to learn more about the beer-making process, consider visiting Carib Brewery. The tour of Carib Brewery is for those aged 18 and up, and will last 40 minutes. The tour is done on foot and takes guests through the brewery to view daily operations and discuss the history of beer brewing and bottling.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Berkeley Memorial Clock. It is a part of The Circus and located in downtown Basseterre. Standing in honor of former President of the General Legislative Council Thomas Berkely, this monument features a grand clock tower with four faces. On the base there is also a drinking fountain where people can get some water.

The following table enables you to get more information about other kinds of attractions of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Basseterre
Name Type Location
Berkeley Memorial Clock Monument Downtown Basseterre
Carib Brewery Brewery 1.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Basseterre

Fortunately, Basseterre has additional attractions. You can go to this article about even more attractions if you want to get more facts.


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