Bridgetown Synagogue Historic District
Bridgetown, St. Michael Barbados 13°05'55.9"N 59°36'52.5"W
Oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere
The Synagogue Historic District is located within the heart of Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Garrison in 2011. This Historic District covers an entire city block that features numerous heritage buildings that boast a rich history dating back to the mid-17th century. Since its official opening in April 2017, the Synagogue Historic District represents a significant heritage tourism attraction for the island of Barbados.
History of the District
The buildings and sites that make up the Synagogue Historic District in Bridgetown give us a glimpse into the history of the island’s early settlers from the Old World and their practices. This history is extensive, and is covered in depth on its dedicated website (synagoguehistoricdistrict.com). The links below will take you there, feel free to explore the history!