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

If you like to explore other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Basseterre. Just click on each place's name to obtain additional information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit National Museum. It is located within downtown Basseterre. The National Museum is a small, three room history museum that brings guests through the pre-Columbian era through today with very basic exhibits. While there is no tour guide available, placards provide insight into the history of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis.

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

Historical Sites

Independence Square

Do you enjoy learning some of the history of countries you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your time in Basseterre.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Independence Square. It is located 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It is located 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 Romney Manor is a nice way to spend some time outside and walking. There are many tropical plants and flowers that brighten up the scenery.

Look through the chart below to see historical 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

Visitors will explore some other interesting sites to visit in this area.

If you're intrigued by the beer-making process, you should consider visiting Carib Brewery. Tours are given Monday through Friday with the exception of public holidays.

Another common landmark for vacationers is 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 table right below lists some details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to visitors.

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

If you want to learn about a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you can look beyond these choices. You can read this article which is all about even more attractions if you want additional information.


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