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 guests staying in this part of Dominica will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There are a notable bunch of lodgings in the region within range of this attraction.

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

You certainly won't go hungry if you're spending time near this historical site; you'll find an impressive spread dining possibilities within traveling distance. The closest place to eat is Pumpkins, which offers Creole dishes. Also within a short distance, you and your party will encounter options including Banana Tree Bar & Grill and Cocorico Cafe where you and your group should not leave without ordering a plate of their specialty, crepes, among others.


Contact Information

Location: Downtown Roseau, Dominica


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