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 enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Basseterre. To read more information about each museum, try clicking on the name.

A common landmark for vacationers is National Museum. It is situated in 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

In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting some of these historical sites while vacationing in Basseterre.

An interesting landmark worth visiting 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 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 for a list of 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
Romney Manor (869) 465-6253 Old Road Town, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
The Circus -- Downtown Basseterre
Wingfield Estate (869) 465-6253 Old Road Town, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Berkeley Memorial Clock

Travelers may explore some other intriguing sites to visit in this area.

If you're intrigued by the beer-making process, you should think about 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 found within The Circus and found 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 chart directly below summarizes some details concerning other kinds of sites of interest to travelers.

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

Luckily, you'll be able to find some other kinds attractions available. Click here to visit our page concerning other interesting attractions for Basseterre.


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