Admire the architecture at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Castries)

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Attraction

Built in 1897, this stone structure is a tribute to the island's patron saint, St. Lucia, who can be seen directly above the altar. Spend a few moments studying this cathedral's eclectic interior and notice the Black Madonna and child, the bright Rasta tones of red, green and yellow, as well as the dainty trompe l'oeil columns and detailed biblical scenes.

Wander around the Derek Walcott Square where the cathedral sits, and explore this great example of 19th-century wooden buildings, complete with gingerbread bric-a-brac trim and a Victorian-style library. Oh, and that odd-looking monkey pod tree on the east side of the square-it's said to be 400 years old!