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

Consider staying in downtown Roseau if you plan on visiting Barracoon Building, as visitors to this part of Dominica will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. Despite the fact that this location isn't over-crowded, you'll nevertheless find a fair number of accommodations to pick from.

Hotels near Barracoon Building
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Bon Mache Guest house -- --
Sutton Place Hotel Hotel -- --
Madinina Lodgings Guest house -- --
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 -- --
Fort Young Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.1 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Barracoon Building. The most frequented nearby eatery is Pumpkins, which dishes out Creole dishes. Also within reach, you will find eateries such as Banana Tree Bar & Grill and Cocorico Cafe where you and your party will not want to leave without trying their specialty, crepes, among others.


Contact Information

Location: downtown Roseau, Dominica


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