Barbados is an island nation in the eastern part of the Caribbean, part of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The capital, the port city of Bridgetown, is distinguished by colonial architecture. One of the attractions is the synagogue, built in 1654. The island is famous for its beaches, botanical gardens and Harrison's Cave. Here you can see historical residences, such as the abbey of St. Nicholas of the XVII century. Afternoon tea and cricket, which is considered a national sport, are among the local traditions.