Bridgetown is steeped in rich history, evidenced in some
remains today. This well-preserved city built in the 17th,
Bridge" for the rude bridge which had been constructed
over the river (now known as the Careenage) by the
Amerinidians. It was later called the "town of St. Michael"
in official documents, before finally being named
This historic city is also home to the Parliament Buildings
of Barbados and the Bridgetown Port where cruise ships
dock. Bridgetown is also the central hub for the island's
public transport system.