St John's is the capital of Antigua and is a vibrant hub for shopping, sightseeing, and dining. Candy-coloured buildings line the streets and the skyline is dominated by the impressive white baroque towers of St John's Cathedral. The quiet quayside at St John's transforms into a vibrant and colourful market when cruise ships dock in the harbour. Heritage Quay offers the best shopping and the buzzing markets on the southern edge of St John's come alive on Friday and Saturday mornings. Folk crafts, tropical fruits, and a buzzing crowd make for an exciting morning. To learn about the island's early cultures, visit the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, housed in a 1750s colonial courthouse. The museum also celebrates Antigua’s fierce devotion to cricket with memorabilia from the islands cricket legends including Viv Richards on display. Cricket is played everywhere on Antigua but The Antigua Recreation Ground is one of the most exciting places in the world to observe a game of cricket.
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