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Culture of Jolly Beach. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Jolly Beach is a resort town on Antigua Island that never ceases to conquer hearts of its numerous guests. For a long time, there were military bases on the island, and a fail to visit them would definitely be a mistake. Perhaps, Fort Barrington is the most interesting destination. Besides learning the history of the fort and the island in general, visitors can also admire striking views of the seaside. Fort James is one more defensive fortification that deserves a visit. It was built by the British in 1739 in order to protect the island from the French. Nowadays, only several cannons and fragments of the walls have remained from the fort. Just like with Fort Barrington, stunning views of the surroundings are the biggest attraction of Fort James. Both the forts are located not far from St. John's.
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When describing religious landmarks of the island, it is important to mention the Cathedral of St. John the Divine that is open in St. John’s. The cathedral is a marvelous landmark of the colonial architecture. It also has an interesting history. The original church was in ruins after a devastating earthquake. However, it was rebuilt, and now visitors can admire the gorgeous building in its full glory. Holy Family Cathedral is one more interesting religious landmark of the island. It is famous for its unique relaxing atmosphere. This church is modern - it was built in 1987 – and has a contemporary design. Holy Family Cathedral has a bell tower with the biggest cross in the whole country.
It is also interesting to visit St. John’s in order to attend Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. It has a large cricket field, and the stadium can provide space for up to 10,000 spectators. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was built in 2008. Many tourists try to buy tickets to cricket games that take place during their vacation as this is one of the most popular and loved sports on Antigua. Originally brought by the British, it has become a true “calling card” of the island. Needless to say, locals are big fans of cricket. When searching for a suitable place to relax and enjoy a stroll, don’t forget about Heritage Quay. It is a beautiful place where visitors can admire panoramic views and purchase several memorable souvenirs. Copyright
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Shirley Heights offers some of the most spectacular views on Antigua. Besides that, this observation deck is a true calling card of the island. It is located on the other side, in English Harbour. The panorama is particularly romantic in the evening, during the sunset time. Needless to say, sunsets are exceptionally fabulous and picture-perfect on Antigua. There is one more interesting natural landmark, which is called Monk's Hill. This hill offers a breath-taking view of the harbor and ruins of the old fort that are located in Falmouth. Moreover, all history fans will find it very interesting to visit it. In the past, all signals about attacks from the sea were sent from this area.
Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre is one more interesting place in English Harbour. This center offers a very unusual way to get acquainted with the history of the island. All exhibits are located in one room, and a visitor sits on a chair that turns clockwise. There is also a souvenir shop where it is possible to purchase many interesting items and souvenirs produced by local artisans. Finally, don’t forget to visit Fort Berkeley. This is one more notable historic landmark of the island. Moreover, it is a great place to see a view of another interesting landmark of the island - Nelson's Dockyard Marina, a stroll on which will leave many unforgettable memories.
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The town of Codrington is located on the island of Barbuda. It was the family domain of a noble English family once. The island was leased to the British government for a purely symbolic fee – 1 fat pig per year. Government House is the oldest building on the island. It was built in 1694. The building has successfully survived several centuries. However, a hurricane severely damaged it in 1995. Unhurried, like everything else in the country, work to restore the building is underway today. You can see the ruins of the Codrington family mansion north of the town at the highest point of the island. This is the "Mountain House", built around 1720. … Open
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