What to see in Kingston
Sightseeing in Kingston has a split personality due to the city's colonial past. Visitors will find attractions like Devon House and Spanish Town with grand British and Spanish architecture next to bustling markets with a distinctly Afro-Caribbean flavour.
Visitors shouldn't miss touring the stately mansions and art galleries alongside the beaches and Bob Marley sights. Further from the city, the Blue Mountains offer a wild experience with waterfalls, hiking and tours of thoroughly-modernised coffee plantations. Don't miss out on sampling the world-famous Blue Mountain coffee; the best place to do so is at the Jablum Coffee Company in the village of Mavis Bank.
Kingston has come a long way and is sure to have something to do and see for everyone. Highlights include the Bob Marley Museum, located in the musician's former home in Kingston; Port Royal, the one-time capital of Jamaica, famous for its tales of piracy; and the National Gallery, a small but well-maintained art museum which showcases a number of local artists of international repute. It's popular to picnic and stroll in the Hope Botanical Gardens, which has a small zoo that will entertain children, while there are those who enjoy hours of shopping and dining at Devon House, a magnificent Georgian mansion which has been turned into a craft and heritage centre.
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