Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie
Photo by: briandrum, Creative Commons

There are many attractions that you can try to visit even while you only choose to travel one US state like the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is ideal for people who love beaches and would want to spend time roaming about doing shopping and eating out. There are also many great views and spots that will remind you of each city’s history. A great choice to start the venture would be the Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the capital of this US state and this is also its largest city. This has an estimated population of 19,000 as of 2004. This place can be found on the Saint Thomas Island.

The name of this popular city was gotten from Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel that lived from 1650 to 1714. Hesse-Kassel was the queen consort to Denmark’s King Christian V. The place, which used to be a haven for pirates with its deep-water harbor, is now known for its cruise ship port of call.

There are many historical buildings that can be found at this city. This also houses the second oldest synagogue that can be found in the Western Hemisphere. Many tourists flock the city to get some good deals at bargain hunting. You can check out its shopping district, but make sure that you are armed with the right budget because you will find lots of items that will definitely suit your preference. After shopping, you can proceed in looking at various historical sites to fill your cameras with important relics from the past.

One response to “Charlotte Amalie”

  1. Gavin says:

    i always love to see historical buildings and Charlotte have many interesting places to go.

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