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

Downtown Roseau is a good option for those wishing to visit Barracoon Building, because visitors to this region of Dominica will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There is a good selection of lodgings in the neighborhood around this historical site.

Hotels near Barracoon Building
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Bon Mache Guest house -- --
Sutton Place Hotel Hotel -- --
Madinina Lodgings Guest house -- --
La Flamboyant Hotel -- --
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

If you work up an appetite while viewing the historic site, don't worry -- you can find an impressive array of food offerings in the general vicinity. Pumpkins, which dishes out Creole dishes, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Banana Tree Bar & Grill and Cocorico Cafe are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Cocorico Cafe you and your companions will not want to ask for your check without ordering a plate of their specialty, crepes, among others.


Contact Information

Location: downtown Roseau, Dominica


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