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  • Built in the 18th century, nestled in a harbour surrounded by hills, Castries, the island's capital city, is a mixture of modern buildings and wooden houses. There is no longer anything left of the colonial houses as the city has been devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and fires. Other than a daily market held in a hall of metallic architecture and a 19th century cathedral with beautiful interior ...
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
  • The capital of St. Lucia lies to the north of the island and is also its main port for both goods and cruise ships.
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
  • The political and economic capital of St. Lucia is home to some 65,000 inhabitants.
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
  • You can still see the odd traditional wooden house in the Castries city centre, even if there's really nothing special about them.
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
  • Castries is especially worth a visit for the insight it offers into the day-to-day lives of the islanders.
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
  • Castries city centre is centred around Derek Walcott Square and its gardens.
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
  • Along with the library, the cathedral is undoubtedly the most outstanding building in Castries, so why not go and have a look around inside!
    John Wollwerth / age fotostock
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Amy Adejokun Expert destination St Lucia

Built in the 18th century, nestled in a harbour surrounded by hills, Castries, the island's capital city, is a mixture of modern buildings and wooden houses. There is no longer anything left of the colonial houses as the city has been devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and fires. Other than a daily market held in a hall of metallic architecture and a 19th century cathedral with beautiful interior decoration, Castries offers no great attractions. It is essentially a stopover point and a shopping centre for the crowds of tourists who regularly pour out of huge cruise liners!

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Castries: the key figures

Surface area : 238 sq mi km2

Population : 162,157 inhabitants

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  • 7.9 /10
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    Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort Spa
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