St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's Cathedral
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The first American President George Washington attended services at this Bridgetown church in 1751.
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travelsafer
7,016 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This cathedral is the first church we visited in Bridgetown. It is located in the center of the city. It is well kept and currently being restored. It has a very big pipe organ. A sign at the entrance briefly summarizes the story of this church build and damaged or even completely destroyed by hurricanes and the resilience of Barbados rebuilt it. Worth a visit for its importance and relevance.
Written 1 May 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
After our visit to Barbados Parliament we walked two blocks east where's this historic Cathedral.
It dates back to early 18 c when it was built from local limestone. It's a classic Anglican Church with a single central bell tower. The interiors are pretty modest, yet nice.
In the courtyard is a small cemetery with notable locals buried.
Written 21 February 2023
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA2,408 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It was a good place for a moments rest and introspection on our walk in Bridgetown. The Cathedral is otherwise not that remarkable, but has an attractive altar section and a nice garden outside. Some of the exterior cries out for maintenance.

The interior lights were partially modern, naked LED swirls that seemed awkwardly out of place in a Cathedral--albeit energy efficient.

Note to Tripadvisor: I tried to upload several photos of the Cathedral but they all get stuck in the process. I have looked for help on the Help Center but there is nothing helpful there beyond the simple instructions for uploading, which I have followed. Is there a maximum file size?
Written 30 January 2023
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (formerly St. Michael’s Parish Church) is an Anglican church located on St. Michael's Row, two blocks east of National Heroes Square; in the center of Bridgetown.
The Cathedral is the tallest of the Anglican (Church of England) churches in Barbados. Built out of coral stone in a simple classical style with a beautiful tower, built in 1711 by Colonel Christian Lilly a military engineer, it was to accommodate a peal of bells. This peal of bells is no longer rung and was replaced by a clock shipped from London in January 1787
The small marble font at the Western end of the Cathedral is dated 1680 and was salvaged from the ruins of the old St. Michael’s Parish Church, destroyed in 1780. It is inscribed with a palindrome in Greek: “NIPSON ANOMEMA MEMONAN OPSIN” which has been translated: as “Wash my sins; not only my face”.
The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament is designed in the shape of an upturned boat and is covered with wallaby heartwood shingles and a Canterbury Cross on the northern wall. The circular stained-glass window featuring the Patron Saint of the Parish, Saint Michael, was installed in about 1840.

TIP: The Cathedral is well worth a visit if you can gain entrance.
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Written 19 August 2022
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,054 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Gates to the grounds were locked so we walked round the perimeter. Looks impressive but would like to have been able to see more.
Written 31 January 2022
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kenny10564
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Once again not to far from the cruise ship port and close to bridgetown centre.
Take a walk around the outside and take some photos.
Written 20 March 2020
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was my second visit to this beautiful cathedral. The interior is lovely as well as the exterior. Worth the walk to view it.
Written 27 January 2020
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mtd
Aurora, CO7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This Cathedral is a must see for anybody regardless of what faith you follow. It is full of history and wandering through both the church and the cemetery gives one a real sense of somberness and history as there are individuals and families interred both in the graveyard and in the floor of the Cathedral itself (as was the custom of the period)

Written 3 May 2019
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MiamiKeyWest
Amsterdam814 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The only Anglican church on the island, old, nice architecture, great history. You can always find someone around for a story and a tour.
Written 16 March 2019
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AliBug
Charlotte, NC1,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This church is incredibly old and very interesting down to the graves under the aisle inside of the church itself. Beautiful grounds with gigantic trees. It's a quick stop to see and very worth it. It's amazing how old it it.
Written 13 January 2019
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