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Bridgetown Named World Heritage Site

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 27, 2011

Above: Bridgetown and its colonial garrison (Barbados Government Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, has been named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, joining the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and a Hiraizumi, Japan. Historic Bridgetown and its garrison date back to the 17th century. UNESCO noted the city’s “serpentine urban layout” that testified to a different approach to town-planning compared to Spanish and Dutch cities of the same time period.

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