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Port Royal, Jamaica

From series “Famous Sunken Towns”
Year: 1518.

The legendary port city, Port Royal, has being remaining an important symbol of Jamaica for nearly five hundred years. The legendary city of pirates was founded in 1518; it was reasonably considered the most hopeless city on earth. For many years, corruption and violence have being dominating there. Pirate ships have being arriving there from all over the world, even from Madagascar. In 1692, the island has suffered from an earthquake, and the pirate town completely went under water. Today its ruins lie on the bottom of the Kingston harbor.

Port Royal, Jamaica The ruined city never ceases to attract the attention of researchers who discover new amazing artifacts on its territory. Flooded buildings house priceless historical documents; look of centuries-old buildings covered with coquina enthralls many divers. During an earthquake several ships were moored in the harbor; they also went under water and now rest at the bottom.

Large-scale studies of Port Royal began in the mid-20th century, when scientists have raised dozens of priceless historical finds from the seabed. The flooded city can boast numerous pirate goods, a significant part of which researchers have failed to detect. However, documents confirm that priceless treasures and relics lie in Kingston harbor. Despite the notoriety of Port Royal, the flooded city is an outstanding historical landmark, and all snorkelers can admire its priceless artifacts. Next - Pavlopetri

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'NCB ATM' located in 2.12 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Budget Rent-A-Car' is located in 7 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Petcom' in 2.47 km
Supermarket: 'Joong Supermarket & Wholesale' in 4.3 km
Parking: 'Alex Imports Ltd Show Lot' in 7 km
Apotheek: 'Portmore Mall Pharmacy' in 2.14 km
Police station: 'Bridgeport Police Station' in 3.17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Jolly's Restaurant' in 2.2 km
Railway station: 'Railway Station' in 5.61 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Tinson Pen Airport KTP - in 4 km
 »  Norman Manley Airport KIN - in 7 km
 »  Sangster Airport MBJ - in 127 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Port Royal

The Grand Port Royal Hotel Marina & Spa

Located in 2 km from Port Royal
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Rooms: 60
Each room at The Grand Port Royal Hotel Marina & Spa boasts a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and a large private bathroom with a hairdryer … More: photo, rates and booking
The Liguanea Club

Located in 8 km from Port Royal
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Rooms: 38
The simply decorated rooms and suites offer air conditioning, cable TV and a private bathroom. Suites also feature a microwave and fridge, and some … More: photo, rates and booking
Strawberry Hill

Located in 9 km from Port Royal
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Rooms: 11
The suites and studios at Strawberry Hill are set in charming villas with porches overlooking the surrounding gardens and mountains. All … More: photo, rates and booking
Oakland Apartments

Located in 10 km from Port Royal
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Rooms: 1
Each one-bedroom apartment at this property comes with a dining area, living area and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests also enjoy a cable TV and a … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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105 km - Floyds Pelican Bar
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Pink Sands Beach
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Top destination around Port Royal - Kingston

Among the natural attractions, the Mineral Springs of Rockford, which are famous far beyond the island for their healing properties, are especially worth mentioning. Sources are located in a picturesque garden, surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. Now there is a comfortable swimming pool for visitors. Absolutely everyone can swim in the therapeutic mineral water. Not so long ago, near the swimming pool, a modern balneological center was opened, where visitors can enjoy various types of saunas and Jacuzzis. Guests can rest in this charming place all day. Not far from the mineral springs Rockford is an interesting historical attraction - an ancient fortress with the same name.
In Kingston, many interesting religious monuments of various times have been preserved. One of the most famous is Saint Catherine's Cathedral. It was built in the 17th century and is one of the few buildings of this period on the island, which managed to survive to our days almost, unchanged. Within the walls of the cathedral, there are also many unique elements of decoration, including elaborate stucco moldings and wood carvings.

Nature lovers will like the Royal Botanic Garden, which was founded in 1862. Now its collection numbers more than 4,000 plants brought from different corners of the world. Among the plants presented here, there are also incredibly rare ones.
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