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Architecture of St. Lucia

The architecture of St. Lucia is severely limited as no true buildings exist from the pre-Columbian times. Even the first settlers left little behind as most early architecture was made from wood or other local resources that have been lost to time. Today nearly every architectural piece of note is in the capital of Castries, although even here little remains as a fire in 1947 destroyed over half the city.

Despite the lack of early still standing architecture, there are some examples of these early styles in houses, which are still often built on stilts in the traditional style of wood with steep roofs to shed the rain. However even this trend is losing way to modern construction.

Among the best preserved architectural monuments in the country, the city of Castries is home to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which is the largest church in the Caribbean.

Although modern building materials and techniques have been brought to St. Lucia and they are heavily used in new housing and commercial buildings, they have not yet paved the way to the construction of high-rises.

This page was last updated: July, 2012