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  • 1. Bank of Jamaica Money Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    You don't have to be a numismatist to enjoy the exhibits at this museum, which offers a fascinating look at Jamaica's history through its monetary...Read More

  • 2. Bob Marley Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    At the height of his career, Bob Marley purchased a house on Kingston's Hope Road and added a recording studio—painted Rastafarian red, yellow...Read More

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  • 3. Devon House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1881 as the mansion of the island's first black millionaire, George Stiebel, who made his fortune from gold mining in South America...Read More

  • 4. Emancipation Park

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Seven acres of lush greenery make a popular respite from New Kingston's concrete jungle. Locals come to jog, play table tennis, see concerts...Read More

  • 5. Hope Royal Botanic Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    The largest botanical garden in the Caribbean, originally called the Hope Estate, was founded in the 1600s by an English army officer. Today...Read More

  • 6. Hope Zoo Kingston

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Lucas, a regal male lion, is the zoo's most popular sight, but there are many interesting animals, including a colorful array of parrots and...Read More

  • 7. Institute of Jamaica

    Museum/Gallery

    Dating to 1879, this museum covers early Arawak residents to modern times. Collections span art, literature, and natural history, with exhibits...Read More

  • 8. Jamaica Defence Force Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum is dedicated to Jamaica's military history. Exhibits include plans of the forts built around Kingston in the 18th century, as well...Read More

  • 9. National Gallery of Jamaica

    Museum/Gallery

    The artists represented may not be household names, but their paintings are sensitive and moving. You can find works by such Jamaican masters...Read More

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  • 10. National Stadium of Jamaica

    Sports Venue

    Constructed in 1962, this 35,000-seat arena (nicknamed "the Office") hosts national and international soccer matches. It's the home of Jamaica...Read More

  • 11. Spanish Town

    Building/Architectural Site

    Originally called Santiago de la Vega (St. James of the Plains), this was the island's capital when it was ruled by Spain. The town, declared...Read More

  • 12. Trenchtown Culture Yard

    Museum/Gallery

    This restored tenement building where Bob Marley spent much of his youth is now a protected National Heritage Site. Marley wrote frequently...Read More

  • 13. Guardsmen's Serenity Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This retreat, 20 minutes from Kingston, offers a day of outdoor activity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There's a zoo with animals...Read More

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