Roseau Attractions

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Modern meets Victorian era in the capital city of Roseau, yet if you stand in just the right spot and gaze towards the mountains or the sea, you might just feel as though you're living on an island that has remained untouched by human hands since the time it was formed.  While natural attractions are important on Dominica, here in the capital you also have a number of cultural landmarks that  play their role as well. 


Attractions Map

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

Botanical Beach: It is no trouble to find your way here. It's the western edge of the capitol and Victoria St. runs the length of the beach.

A second location worth considering is Donkey Beach. Not your normal beach getaway, Donkey Beach is more suited for a quick excursion for those staying in the city than a day at the beach.

Woodbridge Bay Beach: This beach is very close to Leblanc Highway and just north of Roseau. It's just past the main port of Roseau and is more of a shoreline than a typical beach locale.

Needless to say, you will find quite a few other choices for beaches in and around the area. To visit our detailed page about beaches, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Dominica Museum

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found within northern Roseau. While the island and people of Dominica have grown and changed over the decades, at the Old Mill Cultural Center, they remember and preserve that culture, teaching it to their children and to the visitors who show interest. Come see this surviving modern culture of the past, including art works and performances.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is found within downtown Roseau. Built in the 1700s, this cathedral partially marks the end of Anglican suppression of Catholicism as well as the spread of the Catholic Church in the British colonies. While the building stands in near ruins, mass is held here on occasion, and visitors are welcome to join in during their trip.

Dominica Museum: Overlooking the Old Market, the Dominica Museum is a small museum that showcases the history of Dominica, from the geological aspects all the way to present day social history.

But that's not all -- you'll find other landmark attractions. To reach our page about landmarks in Roseau, check out this page.

Natural Attractions

The Botanical Gardens is one of the better known outdoor tourist attractions. The large gardens have been part of Dominica since the 1890's, and since than have been a popular spot to visit on any trip to the island. Since the garden's founding, it has grown to include different sections, as well as a bird sanctuary where you can go and look for the rare and colorful birds that have made this garden their home.

A second attraction to consider visiting is Parrot Sanctuary. Dominica's unique birds are prized inhabitants of the island, and at the Syndicate Parrot Reserve, they are given a safe home. When searching the island for a view of the beautiful parrots, this reserve is your best bet.

These are only some of what you can find. Navigate to this page concerning natural attractions in Roseau if you're looking for additional facts.


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