...

Spanish Town

Spanish Town - description of the city:

Spanish Town is located in the depth of the island of Jamaica. For a long time, from 1692 to 1872, this city was the capital of the island. From the new capital, Kingston, the city is located about 20km. Probably, Spanish Town is in a lucky place, because it is not affected by natural disasters. Due to this in Spanish Town are lots of preserved buildings of the early colonial and Victorian architecture. There can be seen such attractions as the Rodney Memorial, Cathedral of St. Catherine, the royal house.

Spanish Town was founded in 1534, When, after the capture of Jamaica by the British the capital moved to Port Royal, Spanish town became just a big  city, not without aristocracy.  The modern history of the city is quite unattractive. There is the largest prison on the island. A few years ago, in Spanish Town was a real war for influence between various steer gangs. There was a lot of fire and bloodshed. This problem arose because of the lack of jobs and a large number of different weapons in the hands of local residence.The Government of Jamaica specifically for Spanish Town has developed a program «Weapons in exchange for education». Now the city is much calmer, the residence were able to study and find a job.

Jamaica is a country of eternal summer and golden beaches. Spanish Town is located far enough from the coast, so there are no beaches, but the greens in abundance. There all cares and problems can be forgotten. Tourists can plunge into bosom of the unspoiled nature. Most of the island are jungles, savannah, and mangroves. About 20% of the island is covered by forests, suburbs of Spanish Town is no exception. On the banks of the rivers are rising «gallery» of the forest.

In the vicinity of Spanish Town lives a large number of reptiles and amphibians, most of which are anywhere else in the world do not occur. Rivers are huge number of rare fishes.                

Country Jamaica
International title Spanish Town
Population 145,018 people
Timezone America/Jamaica
State Parish of Saint Catherine
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 17.99107 x Longitude: -76.95742

Photo Galery Spanish Town

Unknown Spanish Town
#01: Unknown Spanish Town Unknown Spanish Town Spanish Town
Places to visit in Spanish Town
#02: Places to visit in Spanish Town Places to visit in Spanish Town Spanish Town
Spanish Town - places of Interest
#03: Spanish Town - places of Interest Spanish Town - places of Interest Spanish Town
Spending days in Spanish Town
#04: Spending days in Spanish Town Spending days in Spanish Town Spanish Town
Travel across Spanish Town
#05: Travel across Spanish Town Travel across Spanish Town Spanish Town
Spending Time in Spanish Town
#06: Spending Time in Spanish Town Spending Time in Spanish Town Spanish Town
Famous places of Spanish Town
#07: Famous places of Spanish Town Famous places of Spanish Town Spanish Town
Nowadays of Spanish Town
#08: Nowadays of Spanish Town Nowadays of Spanish Town Spanish Town
Sights of Spanish Town
#09: Sights of Spanish Town Sights of Spanish Town Spanish Town
The beauty of Spanish Town
#10: The beauty of Spanish Town The beauty of Spanish Town Spanish Town
A tour about Spanish Town
#11: A tour about Spanish Town A tour about Spanish Town Spanish Town
Photos of Spanish Town
#12: Photos of Spanish Town Photos of Spanish Town Spanish Town

Places to visit in Spanish Town

Famous Places

Arosa
Country: Switzerland

Arosa Overview  Arosa is a municipality and town in the Plessure district in the Graubunden canton in the country of Switzerland. It is a tourist destination in both the wintertime and summertime. It has a population of roughly 3,300.  ...

Old AKH — University Campus
Country: Austria

Vienna’s Old General Hospital (AKH), built in 1784, was donated to the University of Vienna in 1988 and adapted to house the 15 academic faculties of the university. It was inaugurated in 1998 as university campus. The complex consists of several ...

Ehrwald
Country: Austria

Nestling below the western side of Zugspitze (2,965 m/ 9728 ft), the highest peak of the Bavarian Alps, is the resort village of Ehrwald. On the German side of the mountain is the resort of Garmisch- Partenkirchen, the most popular winter sports ce ...

Gmund
Country: Austria

In the 12th century, the Archbishops of Salzburg who ruled Gmund began to encircle the town with mighty fortifications, many of which survive to this day, including old gate turrets and bastions. Two castles tower over the town: the older one, Alte ...

Stenersenmuseet
Country: Norway

The Stenersenmuseet is an art museum. It is located at Munkedamsvelen 15 in Oslo, Norway. Both Norwegian and international art are on display at the museum. There are three main collections at the museum. These collections were donated by Rolf E. S ...

Jamaica Cities:
© 2010-2017 gabisworld.com Contact Us