Landmarks in Roseau

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The most prominent feature of Roseau's landmark landscape are the numerous historic churches throughout.  Some are available for tours, others you can even sit in a service, but others are closed to the public and only serve as a site to see.  Otherwise, there is a museum, a cultural center, a few historic homes, and some government buildings which should not be overlooked. 

Museums

Dominica Museum

Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names to read detailed information.

One popular destination is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found within northern Roseau. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Another landmark worth visiting is Dominica Museum. It is located within downtown Roseau. The Dominica Museum takes visitors through time with each exhibit. The tour begins with the formation of the island, moves on to the first inhabitants, and continues on through recent years.

The following table summarizes some key facts regarding a few museums you might enjoy in Roseau.

Museums In Roseau
Name Phone Location
Dominica Museum (767) 448-8923 Downtown Roseau
Old Mill Cultural Centre (767) 449-1804 Canefield, 2.0 mi. North of Central Roseau

Historical Sites

Enjoy discovering the history of foreign countries? If so, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions while vacationing in Roseau.

Attractions Map

A common landmark for vacationers is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is located 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.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Barracoon Building. It is located within downtown Roseau. 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.

Government House: Visitors are welcomed to take pictures of the house, though the more popular attraction is the gardens outside. The Government House Gardens have existed since at least the 1790's, and has been a feature of the house ever since.

Take a look at the table just below to find out more about sites of historical interest in Roseau.

Historic Sites In Roseau
Name Phone Location
Anglican Cemetery -- 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau
Barracoon Building -- Downtown Roseau
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven -- Downtown Roseau
Government Cemetery -- 0.3 mi. East of Downtown Roseau
Government House (441) 292-4954 Downtown Roseau
Jean Rhys House -- Downtown Roseau
St. George's Anglican Church -- Downtown Roseau
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral -- Downtown Roseau
The Methodist Church -- Downtown Roseau
The State House -- Downtown Roseau

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will explore some other worthwhile places worth visiting close to Roseau.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Rainforest Aerial Tram. It is located in Laudat, 4.0 mi. Northeast of central Roseau. Only the second of its kind the Caribbean, the Rainforest Aerial Tram is a safe way to tour the jungle while being suspended in a car 70 feet above ground. This is a truly unique experience that allows you to see the local environment with a birds-eye view.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Roseau
Name Type Location Island
Rainforest Aerial Tram Cable Car Laudat, 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau Dominica

If you would prefer having more attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can find others. To see our guide to other attractions, read this article.

 

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