Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
Panoramic St Kitts
Local Sightseeing, All
USDPrice between $0-$50
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Approximately 2 Hours
Start your excursion with a drive through Basseterre. Founded in 1625, Basseterre became the capital of St Kitts in 1727. Within the confines of the city lie many landmarks that speak to a fascinating past. Its cobblestone streets are dominated by two-story Georgian architecture, cut stonework, squares, forts and monuments -- all gentle reminders of the many cultures that have co-existed on these beautiful shores.
Watch for the Treasury Building (1894) -- the icon most West Indians associate with Basseterre and now a National Museum.
The Berkeley Memorial, located in the Circus, is a fountain. Nearby, a Victorian-era clock tower (1867) pays homage to the Honorable Thomas Berkeley -- an 18th-century legislator and estate owner.
Independence Square was a slave market and an active area of commerce, politics and social life during the second half of the 18th century. It is now a beautiful urban garden with a Victorian-era fountain.
The Court House was rebuilt in 1997 after the original structure, built in 1750, was destroyed by fire. St George's Anglican Church was rebuilt four times in two decades (the 1830s and '40s) due to floods, fires and hurricanes. Most impressive is its massive bell tower and steeple.
Stop at Romney Manor -- home of the world-famous Caribelle Batik Studios. Visit the demonstration room, where acclaimed artists illustrate the wax-and-dye process of batik making. The Romney Manor Estate encompasses 12 acres of historical ruins, ancient Carib Indian Rock drawings and beautiful botanic gardens.
From Timothy Hill Lookout, take in breathtaking views of the Southeast Peninsula and its magnificent virgin landscape, beaches and salt ponds. Keep an eye out for monkeys, as they will certainly be keeping an eye out for you!
Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.