One of the best things about Castries holidays is getting to discover a city with such a colourful past. Its colonial history can be seen throughout the buildings in the surrounding streets. Unfortunately many examples of colonial architecture were damaged by several fires over the last few centuries, but there are still plenty of historic sites to visit.
One of the most attractive of these is the 19th-century Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which also happens to be one of the largest churches in the Caribbean. Also worth a visit are Castries Public Library and Government House. Derek Walcott Square is a lovely, quiet place to relax and take in all the historic buildings around it. It’s also ideal for enjoying a spot of people-watching.
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar