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.
If you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Gros Islet. You can click on the museum names to see complete information.
One popular destination is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is found in North Castries, 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Gros Islet. The St. Lucia Folk Research Centre features exhibits that represent the daily lives of the native people of the island of St. Lucia. Additionally, the research center includes a library with an extensive collection of books, articles, and other text related to the people and culture of St. Lucia; videos of cultural events; and images that span several decades.
Another common landmark for vacationers is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is situated in Castries, 6.2 mi. South West of central Gros Islet. With a focus on the Government House of St. Lucia, the museum details the affairs the building and the governor Governor-General, and the role they have played on St. Lucia history. As the representative of the Monarch, the Governor-General has been the day to day manager of St. Lucia since 1627, and you can bet in the nearly four centuries that the office has played a role.
The following table lists a few details regarding a few 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|
Like exploring the history of places you visit? If so, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions while on vacation in Gros Islet.
Many travelers choose to visit Fort Rodney. It can be found at Pigeon Island National Park and located on 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 located within 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 open to visitors Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00am and noon, as well as from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, by appointment only. There are no open-house hours, everyone wanting to visit must call ahead.
Be sure to look through this table for more information on historical sites near Gros Islet.
|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|
If you are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to look beyond these choices. To find out about other other attractions for Gros Islet, click this link.
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