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Carib Cultural Village by the Sea (Kalinago Barana Aute)

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Address: Crayfish River, Dominica

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Definitely worth a visit. A guide explains about the history of Dominican people and shows you around the land explaining how the tribes still live. There is an opportunity to buy... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Basel, Switzerland
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Barana Aute to learn more about the Kalinago which I am very interested in. We bought a ticket and asked for a map. We were told there was no map to give out, but we could use the one on the wall as a guide. It was not very detailed. We walked around for about 30... More 

Thank Suskin333
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. A guide explains about the history of Dominican people and shows you around the land explaining how the tribes still live. There is an opportunity to buy local hand made crafts at very reasonable prices. Lovely opportunity to support the tribes.

Thank JustRose_CH
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This exceeded our expectations. The guide was very knowledgeable and even our 4 year old got a lot from it in terms of understanding how different berries, woods, etc are used.

Thank MalTorero
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Kalinago Barana Aute is a purpose-built attraction which takes its visitors back in time to a typical Kalinago settlement. This open museum explores the lifestyles of the Kalinago people by allowing visitors to experience the way this indigenous tribe lived.The attraction reflects the heritage, resilience and accomplishments of the Kalinagos by showcasing aspects of their food, dances, traditions, myths... More 

Thank Niki_767
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The tour services provided by Kalinago Tours to the Kalinago Territory is a must for anyone wishing to visit this unique community.

1 Thank h0l0m
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Did you know that the some of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed here, and some places like this vilage were used as reference to recreate some scenes. Well it is a great experience to see this place.

Thank Glen W
columbia, sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

while i had the luxury of spending several days on the island of dominica, even those visiting the island for a more limited time should strongly consider taking a couple of hours to visit kalinago barana aute, the carib village by the sea. the village/interpretive center is located in the carib territory, the only land in the caribbean that has... More 

3 Thank duffpaules
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stopped by here on our way to the airport. We were the only group in attendance and hence had the tour guide to ourselves. It was interesting to learn about how the Kalinago people moved across the islands in the Carribbean and learn about their culture and history. There were interesting nuggets of history based on their account that... More 

Thank GreenStarfish
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Reviewed 9 August 2012 via mobile

We travelled to the Kalinagi Barana Auté recently and did the tour and watched the dance performance. Our guide was patient and well informed, though soft spoken and at times difficult to hear. Much of the historical presentation was not new to me, as I had read the information in my guidebook to Dominica. The tour passes along plants which... More 

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