Hanover Parish Church

Negril & West Coast

This church – established in 1725 – has several interesting monuments, one being a section of the walled cemetery with several surviving graves that recall the days when Lucea had a vibrant Jewish community. The walk north from Bustamante Sq curls past some of Lucea’s finest historical houses, many in a state of near decrepitude, and deposits you atop the headland with a fine view east over Lucea Harbour. You'll find the church at the hillcrest.

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