"Castries" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint Lucia Things to Do Tip by canuckmike

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Castries is the capital of St. Lucia and by far it's largest city. I wasn't overly impressed with the city but this is where most visit as it is where the cruise ships dock. Here is where you will find the KFCs, Burger King as well as local restaurants. There is quite a bit of shopping available here as well. It is easy navigating here because it's based on a grid pattern. There are not many historical buildings as the city has been hit with a few devasting fires in it's history. I wouldn't spend too much time here considering the beauty the rest of the island offers.

Castries was originally founded in 1650 with the name of Carenage and renamed in 1756 to it's current name. It's also in the district with the same name and has a population of around 65,000 people.

Directions: In the northwest coast of the island.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2008
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