St Kitts & Nevis: Basseterre

Basseterre is the capital of St Kitts & Nevis and is one of the oldest towns in Carribean. Founded by the French in 1627, it became British one hundred years later. It’s a port with deep waters and easy access and as such it played a major role in the history of the West Indies. Today the town is the largest population center on St Kitts (which is not saying much). It’s a bit chaotic and disorganized, with many marketplaces and open air grill platforms accompanied by massive speakers blasting mostly Bob Marley. Independence Square lies in the heart of town, and two very impressive churches are nearby (St. George’s Anglican and Cathedral of Immaculate Conception). Another major point is a funky roundabout with a fountain called the Circus.

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