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One of the Oldest Churches in the Caribbean

St. Michael's Cathedral went through quite the transformation to become the historical landmark it is today. Consecrated in 1665, it originally stood in a completely different location in Barbados. It was rebuilt as a small wooden church in 1789 at its current location in Bridgetown. As the head of the newly created Barbados Diocese, Bishop Coleridge elevated the church to Cathedral status in 1825. The new St. Michael Cathedral was rebuilt to reflect its status with architecture delights such as coral stone, an impressive tower, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and a marble baptismal font.

Known as one of the Caribbean's largest and oldest religious sites, St. Michael's Cathedral is still a place of active worship. Outside, the beautiful cemetery still displays the graves of some of Barbados' most recognized historical figures. Visitors are welcome, but are reminded to be respectful of the active church and old grave sites.

Utrip Tips

*Please keep in mind that this is an active church, so be respectful of service times.

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