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Culture of Montego Bay. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Sundown Fishing Trip_Montego Bay_Sep11 Montego Bay is the most popular resort in Jamaica. Travelers are attracted not only with multiple entertainment venues, but also with unique attractions. The most interesting district from the historical point of view is the central one. There are several beautiful mansions preserved. At one time, rich planters lived here. Their mansions impress with their luxury and size.
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The most conspicuous construction is the Rose Hall built by a British slaveholder in the late 18th century. In the lifetime of the owner, the mansion and the adjacent territory covered an area of over 2 500 hectares. About 2 thousand slaves worked on spacious plantations. A lot of scary stories and legends are associated with the old mansion. It was fully reconstructed not so long ago and now appears to travelers in all its glory. On the ground floor of the mansion, there is a popular bar.
Not far from it, there is the Greenwood. This mansion belonged to one of the richest planters on the island too. The building has been converted into a museum. It houses the collection of Chinese porcelain, old books, musical instruments, and antique pieces of furniture. There are a lot of interesting landmarks in the surroundings of the resort. You can visit the Montego Fort. It is a magnificent fortification that has been perfectly preserved despite its age. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Montego Bay, one of the most prestigious resorts on the island, is very popular with fans of beach recreation, exquisite cuisine, bright night clubs, and discos. There are plenty of popular … Open
One of the interesting religious attractions is St. James Church built in the second half of the 18th century. It features an unusual architectural style and an extraordinary interior. Another attractive monument is the Cage. It was founded in 1806 and is still the biggest prison on the island. Today, travelers have an opportunity to walk along dark corridors of the prison and see cells where prisoners were kept a few centuries ago.
Another historic monument of the later period is Burchell Church built in 1824. This beautiful church saw many important historic events. Over the years of its existence, it hasn’t almost changed its appearance. The Museum of St James attracts many tourists too. Its collection is dedicated to the slave period.
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You can combine a sightseeing tour around Montego Bay with visits to plantations and farms located at the resort and in its surroundings. You should certainly visit the Croydon Plantation where you can learn about the cultivation of citruses, sugar cane, coffee, and pineapples (by the way, you can taste fruit during your tour). Remarkably, it is one of the places that reflect the spirit of old Jamaica without which it is impossible to imagine the modern country and the capital of reggae. Besides learning about local culture, you can also admire wonderful panoramic views of surroundings as the plantation is located at the foot of the Catadupa. You can also have a picnic or barbecue here.
In the Rastafari Indigenous Village, you will immerse yourself in Rastafari culture. Although this culture is primarily associated with music and a peaceful atmosphere, it is based on the religious beliefs of African immigrants, which is explained here. In the center, you can also learn about medicinal herbs, music (in particular, drum music), Jah, tattoos, and their role in Rastafari culture. Visitors can attend master classes on guitar or have a picnic in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Today, the Bellefield Great House is a perfect place for organizing different events and taking attractive pictures and selfies. It should be noted that the history of the mansion is interesting too. The building and the surrounding area are the oldest sugar cane plantation on the island. The mansion was built in the 18th century as the house of the Kerr-Jarret family. The complex consists of an 18th-century sugar mill, gardens, and a mansion. Another interesting place is Barnett Estate Plantation where you can see a beautiful house and a sugar mill. It is one of the oldest plantations too. A lot of interesting events take place here.
Panorama In the Montego Bay Cultural Center, you can visit two exhibits. One of them is dedicated to the history of the island, the other - to Rastafari culture. By visiting this cultural place, you will broaden your horizons. You should hike in Sam Sharpe Square named after the fighter for independence. By the way, it is located near the Prison Cage where he was. The Ras Natango Gallery and Garden where you can see hundreds of exotic plants and birds attract many tourists too. The garden always fascinates visitors with its fragrance.
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Iconic cultural sights of Jamaica

Jamaica is not only about magnificent beach recreation, exploring fabulous local nature, and quality nightlife. On this island, tourists can also see and visit many cultural and historic landmarks. Devon House, which is located in the capital of Jamaica, remains the main national landmark of the island. This beautiful mansion was built by George Stiebel, the first black millionaire of the island, in 1881. The entrance to the house in the colonial style is decorated with a marble fountain and a green area with palm trees. The mansion itself is a treasury full of antiques brought from such countries as England, France, Caribbean countries, and, of course, Jamaica. The rich interior design of Devon House tells visitors the history of this building. There are also personal items of the owner. The adjacent territory has an ice cream café made in the style of the 19th century, a bakery, and a restaurant that is open in the former stable. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Montego Bay

Culture guide to Montego Bay. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Montego Bay: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Montego Bay. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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