STROLL IN KINGSTOWN BETWEEN HISTORY AND LOCAL CULTURE
In a nutshell An excursion entirely dedicated to discovering Kingstown, the capital of the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with its lively architecture and amazing churches, historic buildings and local markets with a colourful mix of styles, colours and perfumes to fully immerse ourselves into the history and culture of this magnificent Caribbean city.
Good to know
- Walk in the historic city centre of Kingstown
- Historic 19th-century buildings: Cobblestone Inn
- Law courts, Methodist church, St. George’s Cathedral, St. Mary Cathedral of the Assumption
- Local markets with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, local handicrafts and typical dishes
- We start our excursion to discover Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, venturing on foot into its historic city centre along the Lower and Upper Bay Street, Bedford, Hillsboro and Greenville Street and admiring the most important buildings, many of which date back to the 19th-century.
- Among these, the famous Cobblestone Inn, built in 1813 where famous Nigerian merchant JaJa of Opobo is believed to have been exiled in 1888.
- As we continue our walk around the centre of Kingstown, we pass in front of the law courts and, in Greenville Street, we admire the Methodist Church testifying to the pacific co-existence of different religions on the small island.
- Other sights capturing our attention are St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican cathedral built in 1820 boasting bright colours in the internal walls and St. Mary Cathedral of the Assumption, built in the first half of the 19th century and characterised by a variety of architectural styles ranging from Romanesque and Gothic to the Moorish.
- The last part of our stroll includes a visit to the city markets with their lively and colourful stalls selling fruit and vegetables as well as local handicrafts and typical dishes.
Good to know
- We recommend wearing hiking or sports shoes.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.