Independence Arch

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC BY

Set on the southern end of the Chamberlain Bridge in Bridgetown, the Independence Arch was built in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of Barbados' independence from Great Britain, which took place on November 30, 1966.

What to Expect

Visitors are welcome to walk through the archway and admire the impressive piece of construction which honors he cultural aspects of Barbados is many difference ways. If you are able to visit during November when Barbados celebrates its independence, the arch is lit up in the island's national colors of blue and gold.

Multiple cultural facets are depicted on the arch, including the flying fish, the pelican, and the Pride of Barbados flowers, which are all important national symbols. Also to be seen on the arch is the island's Coat of Arms and the National Pledge.

Staying Close

Independence Arch is located in downtown Bridgetown, which means visitors to this part of Barbados will have easy monument access for the duration of their trip. If you wish to book your stay near Independence Arch, there are a good selection of hotels in the region to choose from.

Hotels near Independence Arch
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments Hotel 0.8 mi. (2.0 km) E
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 0.8 mi. (2.0 km) SSE
Radisson Aquatica Resort Resort 1.0 mi. (2.2 km) SSE
Grand Barbados Beach Resort Resort 1.0 mi. (2.2 km) SSE
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 1.0 mi. (2.3 km) SSE
Hilton Hotel Barbados Hotel 1.2 mi. (2.4 km) S
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn B & B 1.3 mi. (2.9 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out this monument, you're in luck, as you'll find an exceptional selection of local restaurants within traveling distance. The most nearby eatery is Waterfront Cafe, which offers Caribbean food. It's just around less than a hundred yards away from this landmark, so stop in and try something off the menu. Also close-by, you and your party will find restaurants including Chefette Heroes Square and Lobster Alive where you can't ask for your check without trying their specialty seafood.


Contact Information

Location: Chamberlain Bridge, downtown Bridgetown, Barbados



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