Information for Travelers
Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, is located on the southeastern coast of the island.
The 30-hectare, oval-shaped National Heroes Park is home to the National Heroes Circle, dedicated to Jamaica's seven national heroes. Sir Alexander Bustamante, Norman Manley and Marcus Garvey are all buried in the city.
There are also symbolic memorials to Nanny, Sam Sharpe and Paul Bogle and George William Gordon from the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865.
Northeast of the city are the Blue Mountains, a popular coffee growing area with trails and waterfalls.
Indigenous plants and animals can be seen at Hope Botanical Gardens & Zoo.
The superlative collection of Jamaican art housed by the National Gallery is the best on the island and not to be missed.
In addition to offering a distinctly Jamaican view of international artistic trends, the collection attests to the vitality of the country's artistic heritage as well as its current talent.
The grand old colonial-era log house on Hope Rd, where Bob Marley lived and recorded from 1975 until his death in 1981, is the most visited site in town.
Today the house functions as a combined tourist attraction, museum and sanctuary, and much remains as it was in Marley's day.
The Bob Marley Museum is now located in the home of reggae singer Bob Marley, downtown.
The nearby Devon House, a colonial mansion, is decorated in the style of that era.
Read about Kingston in Wikipedia