Kingston has long been the cultural jewel of Jamaica, whether it comes to art, music or cuisine. The birthplace of the world’s reggae, Kingston actively reflects its beloved musical history in its museums, shops and restaurants. The Bob Marley Museum is a must for anyone interested in the great man himself. For a more humble overview of Marley’s story and his music, visit the downtown artist tenement, Trenchtown Culture Yard. Marley’s favourite place to record, Tuff Gong Recording Studios, is open to the public and offers 45-minute tours of the studio.
Stop by the Kingston National Art Gallery for a review of Jamaica’s colonization of Spanish and British rule, and eventual independence. The art mixes between historical and contemporary works. Afterwards, we recommend a walk through Kingston’s Coronation Market, reputed to be the largest African-style outdoor market in Central and Latin America. Interested in cultural or heritage tourism? Let us know and we can put Kingston on your itinerary!