Kingston, Reggae’s Capital – part II

This post will continue reveal you the beauties of Kingston, Reggae’s Capital. We still have to discover some interesting places, but also to find out what Kingston’s night life means.

University of the West Indies

The University Of The West Indies is a historical building built in 1948 on the Mona Sugar Estate. It is well known as being one of the most beautiful situated campuses in the world, on a street that combines modern buildings with ruins of old mills, aqueducts, and storehouses.

During the day the campus life is so intense that you would feel like being in a mall or to a concert. You can pay a visit during the day between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Saturday.

The National Library of Jamaica

The National Library of Jamaica was founded in 1979 under the Institute of Jamaica, bringing together books, photos, materials, newspapers, maps from different ages of Jamaican history, culture, and traditions. It is opened from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and on Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Devon House

As mentioned on the official website of Devon House, its mission statement is: “Devon House is a Heritage Site which will actively promote the development of authentic Jamaican art, craft, education and entertainment in a comfortable, clean and safe environment.”

Devon House was built by Mister George Stiebel in 1881, the first black millionaire and one of top three reach family in the area. In 1990 it was declared a national monument by the Jamaican National Heritage Trust.

By visiting this magnificent mansion your eyes will be delighted with Jamaican, Caribbean, British, and French antiques, but also with the Jamaican-Georgian architectural style of the house. The most wanted attractions inside the mansion are the Ballroom with its wonderful English Chandelier that was purchased by Stiebel precisely for this room and the ceiling created in Wedgwood style.

Inside the Devon House complex you can eat or enjoy a coffee or a fresh juice, but also take a rest in the peaceful garden or you can buy a variety of art crafts. The entrance fee to the main house is USD 6 and it is opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Night Life

If you still have the energy to dance or to listen  to some nice music in a bar, well you are very lucky to be here in Kingston as from this point of view and not only for sure you are not going to be disappointed. Kingston, Reggae’s Capital has so many things to show you, so bear in mind that it is not only about reggae and Bob Marley.

Asylum club is one of the Jamaican clubs where you can enjoy different types of music. The dance usually starts only after midnight and the entrance fee if you get there late is about USD 5. Earlier, you might get free entrance.

If you are a dancehall fan then the parties like Weddy Weddy in Uptown Kingston or Passa Passa in Tivoli Gardens are the best options for you.

Just enjoy this wonderful capital!

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