Barracoon Building

This colorful and cheerful looking building has a dark history as a center of slavery on Dominica. The Barracoon Building was built as slave barracks. Slaves waiting to be auctioned would wait here in the 1700's. Once slavery was abolished in 1807, this building would lose it main purpose. Today it is the location of the Roseau City Council and of a court house.


The building is easy to spot with its baby blue enclosed balcony on the second floor, and its tan and red first floor. In addition, a series of white columns stand across the front of the building.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Roseau if you plan on visiting Barracoon Building, since travelers to this part of Dominica will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There is a fair selection of lodgings around the neighborhood surrounding this historical site.

Hotels near Barracoon Building
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sutton Place Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.9 km) ESE
La Flamboyant Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.9 km) ESE
Garraway Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (1.0 km) SE
Narakiels Inn Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.6 km) NNE
Fort Young Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.1 km) SE
St. James Guesthouse Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.6 km) N
Suite Pepper B & B 1.1 mi. (0.9 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Guests to Barracoon Building often also make a visit to Botanical Beach, the easiest beach to access, and a good option for those hoping to do a bit of sunbathing after visiting this location.


Contact Information

Location: downtown Roseau, Dominica


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