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Noorwood House - an 18th century Creole architecture home in Dominica

Roseau, the capital city of Dominica is one of the best-preserved collections of 18th Century Creole Architecture in the Caribbean.

Take a historial self-guided walk of Roseau, and discover Dominica’s architectural heritage just by walking around Historic Downtown Roseau.

SHAPE – the Society for Heritage Architecture Preservation and Enhancement has created a map-leaflet and also 30 minute tour podcast to help visitors explore the beautiful of Roseau.

Around the island, you’ll will also discover many small wood-framed houses that are know as’Ti kaz’.

Also, a visit to the dwellings of Dominica’s indigenous kalinago Indians might be the highlight of the tour. These hut-like structures built of palm leaves, reeds and local materials give visitors a historical insight to the way the kalinago indians lived on the island.

Click the link to view more pictures of historic buildings around Roseau.

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