Port-au-Prince

Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

  • By Alex S
  • Travel Tips
  • 01.05.2016

Port-au-Prince is the capital of the Republic of Haiti, and here are some of the things you can see and do if you go there:
Sylvio Cator Stadium If you love soccer, then come to the Sylvio Cator Stadium where regular matches are played, as well as international matches. Two of the city’s main clubs that play there are the Racing Club Hätien and Violette Athletic.
Marché de Fer
Otherwise known as the Iron Market, the Marche de Fer was built in 1889. It was destroyed and then expertly restored when it was damaged in a bad earthquake that hit the island in 2010. There are things to see there like food, artwork and voodoo paraphernalia.
Panthéon National
The Panthéon National holds many historically relevant displays such as the pistol that King Christophe used to commit suicide and the rusted anchor from the explorer Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa María.
St. Trinity Cathedral
The St. Trinity Cathedral is known for the fourteen life-like murals on its walls depicting scenes from the New Testament of the Bible.  Unfortunately, the murals had to be removed so the walls could be stabilized after the 2010 devastating earthquake. However, visitors can still see the church and watch the restoration as well as see the remains of the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince. The church will be totally rebuilt.
Barbancourt Rum Distillery
This historic distillery is situated on the city’s northern border. It’s open to tours between December and June. The tour is free and shows al about making rum.
Freedom Tribute
In 1791 slavery was abolished in Haiti and it became the first black country to be independent in the New World. a successful 12-year battle to abolish slavery in Haiti began. You can see the Place du Champs de Mars, which marks the meaning of this event or the “Unknown Slave” statue created in 1968 by Albert Mangones.