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Address: | St John, Union Hall, Barbados

Built in 1660, this church overlooks the Scotland District and features a...

Built in 1660, this church overlooks the Scotland District and features a pulpit made of six different kinds of wood.

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St. John's Church, Barbados

Bridgetown Barbados was our third port stop in the cruise. Bought shore excursion and this church was one of the stops. This church is old and has a Gothic feel in it. It has... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Bridgetown Barbados was our third port stop in the cruise. Bought shore excursion and this church was one of the stops. This church is old and has a Gothic feel in it. It has an interesting cemetery at the back and a stunning view of the coast. It's awesome that they were able to preserve the church's structure and it's... More 

Thank Hanabanna23
Southern Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

St. John's church is obviously an older church and is obviously well tended and loved by its parishioners. The beautiful wood work speaks to dedication and craftsmanship that is missing in so many newer sanctuaries. I enjoyed a few minutes to just sit quietly and reflect on the blessings I have been given. Outside the views are incredible! Breathtaking is... More 

Thank crookedhalo
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Excellent view... The church is gorgeous with stunning architecture and the grounds are very well kept.

Thank Amanda H
Phoenix AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A little history - The Church was destroyed two times by fire and then a hurricane. it was rebuilt in 1836. The interior has been maintained beautifully. Be sure to go out behind the Church - what a beautiful vista!

Thank msphx12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Another must see. Historical church with beautiful architecture. Have to see to appreciate. Former Prime Minister burial site. Unique property..a definate tourist stop of Barbados.

Thank Marie C
Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The view from the St. John's Parish is absolutely breathtaking.... You could stand there forever and enjoy the breeze and the view. The history of the area is very interesting. This is a must stop in Barbados!!

Thank 08deepatrice
Berryville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really neat place. The history and the architecture are amazing. Take lots of pictures. The graves have many English surnames and very old along with some recent. The plant life is beautiful with many different colors. The building itself is gorgeous both inside and out. You'll need about 45 minutes here.

Thank Dr Doug H
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This Barbadian Landmark is one of my favorites on the island. The church and it's grounds are a gorgeous walk in time and the views from the cliff side are to die for.

Thank richardc0rder0
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Stopped in and enjoyed a few minutes wandering around the graveyard. Great views of the east coast and very friendly vendors in the car park

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Having stumbled upon this now in need of some maintenance, church and rectory its was well worth finding. The balconied church has lovely wooden pews, alter and roof. Perhaps the graveyard with its amazing views of the east coast holds some magic. The tombs are unusual, sad to see the grave of the young prime minister and uplifting to see... More 

Thank Ian08111955

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