National Heroes Square


This triangular plaza (formerly known as Trafalgar Sq) marks the bustling center of the city. It honors 10 Bajan heroes, from cricket greats to slave leaders but it's a bit rundown and there's no information of any type here.

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Nearby Bridgetown attractions

1. Parliament Buildings

0.04 MILES

On the north side of National Heroes Sq are two stone-block, neo-Gothic-style buildings constructed in 1871. The western building with the clock tower…

2. St Michael’s Cathedral

0.13 MILES

The island’s Anglican cathedral was originally completed in 1665 to accommodate 3000 worshippers, but came tumbling down in a hurricane a century later…

3. Nidhe Israel Museum

0.19 MILES

Housed in a restored 1750 Jewish community center, this museum documents the fascinating story of the Barbados Jewish community. Admission ticket also…

4. Barbados Synagogue


Built in 1833, this small synagogue between James St and Magazine Lane, near National Heroes Sq, was abandoned in 1929 and beautifully restored in 1986…

5. Carlisle Wharf

0.22 MILES

A small commercial building that has benches on the waterside overlooking the harbor, and some interesting plaques chart the local maritime heritage.

6. Brownes Beach

0.72 MILES

A fine beach close to downtown Bridgetown (a 10-minute walk) that makes a good break before and after lunch and shopping. A long white crescent of sand…

7. Cricket Legends of Barbados

0.84 MILES

A must for cricket fans, this museum is the best of its kind in the Caribbean. The walls are plastered with press clippings and there are many interesting…

8. Pebbles Beach

1.11 MILES

Running between two high-end hotels, this lovely stretch of sand is really just an extension of Brownes Beach. It has soft sands and calm waters and is…