Independence Arch

Independence Arch The Independence Arch in Barbados was built in 1987 to commemorate Barbados' 21st Anniversary of Independence gained on November 30th 1966.

It is located on the southern end of the Chamberlain Bridge in the capital city Bridgetown. On the Arch are projections and displays of all of the National Emblems of Barbados.

The two pillars of the Arch display the Dolphin symbolic of the fishing industry, the Pelican representing a small island named Pelican Island which existed off Barbados, later becoming part of the Deep Water Harbour Development, the National Flower from the Barbados Coat of Arms, and the Broken Trident from the National Flag.

Overhead at the centre of the Independence Arch is the Barbados Coat Of Arms, while inside the Arch is information on Barbados? Independence and the Father of Independence, the late Rt. Hon Errol Walton Barrow. 

Other Places of Interest & Historic Sites nearby include:

This bridge is now part of Historic Bridgetown & its Garrison area
…A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Click here for Tours of the Bridgetown Historic Area…

 



Weekly Events

Monday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays
Tuesday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays
Wednesday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays
Thursday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays
Friday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays
Saturday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays
Sunday Visit the monument commemorating the Anniversary of Independence with projections and displays

Directions

Upper Broad Street (South end of Broad Street)
Adjacent to the Parliament Buildings and Heroes Square


Contact Info
Independence Arch
Independence Square
Bridgetown
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