Gros Islet is a great destination for visitors looking for a quiet destination with friendly residents and gorgeous scenery. It is not the best choice if you're someone who wants to be surrounded by cultural landmarks. For that, you'll need to plan a few trips up to Castries which is easily reached in less than 20 minutes by car.
Assuming you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Gros Islet. You can click on the museum names to get more information.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is located in North Castries, 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Gros Islet. Enjoy examples of native dress, get free creole recipes and check out the boutique for authentic souvenirs.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is situated in Castries, 6.2 mi. South West of central Gros Islet. As the center of St. Lucia's historical and cultural conservation movement, this museum itself holds many treasures of its own. With numerous artifacts and document s detailing the history of St. Lucia's government and in particular the Government House.
The table just below provides you with more details concerning some museums you might enjoy nearby.
|Le Pavillion Royal Museum||--||6.2 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet|
|St. Lucia Folk Research Centre||(758) 452-2279||5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet|
In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of foreign countries, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites while on vacation in Gros Islet.
One popular destination is Fort Rodney. It is found within Pigeon Island National Landmark and found within Pigeon Island, 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of central Gros Islet. Built in 1778, Fort Rodney offered a strategic view of the western approach, and all of Rodney Bay. Today, the fort is in ruins, but is a popular place for hikers to explore while on their journey in the Pigeon Island National Park.
Many travelers also choose to visit Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It is situated in downtown Castries, 5.7 mi. South-Southwest of central Gros Islet. As the seat of the Archbishop on Saint Lucia, this cathedral has been a center of St. Lucian cultural life. However, just as the church as affected the people, walk inside and gaze upon the walls' and ceiling's decoration and see how the people have affected the church as well.
Government House: The Government House is a popular attraction for anyone interested on St. Lucia history and Victorian architecture. Just be sure to make an appointment if you want to tour the inside.
Check out this table for more information about sites of historical interest nearby.
|Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception||(758) 452-2416||Downtown Castries, 5.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet||Saint Lucia|
|(758) 452-4459||4.8 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet||Saint Lucia|
|Fort Charlotte||--||7.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet||Saint Lucia|
|Fort Rodney||--||Pigeon Island, 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Gros Islet||Pigeon Island|
|Government House||(758) 452-2481||6.2 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet||Saint Lucia|
|La Toc Battery||(758) 452-7921||6.2 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet||Saint Lucia|
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