Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Barbados Independence Monument
This monument, a pathway of Independence, chronicles the foundation years of Barbados’ nationhood. Here, in this space renowned for recreation, learning and historical experience, we collectively celebrate 50 years of Independence and share dreams for the future.
Along the pathway are featured some of our defining moments as a nation, while strategically placed benches bear the names of successive leaders, who steered us through those 50 years.
Ascending the platform, a central glass reflects our significant achievements; and on familiar waves, Neptune’s Broken Trident connotes the bold break from a colonial past.
Even as we honour our legacy, a sundial invites us to embrace our present and make a personal commitment to nation building.
As this symbolic journey ends, behold the Barbados Flag; that proud symbol of nationhood that signals a limitless future of possibilities.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Colonial Era.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgetown, Saint Michael BB14038, Barbados. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Main Guard (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal Artillery Barracks (about 150 meters away); Monument to Those Lost in the 1831 Hurricane (about 240 meters away); Engineer’s Office & Quarters (about 240 meters away); Commissariat for the British Commission (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Commonwealth War Graves (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hastings (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Barbados Military Cemetery (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.