What to do and see in Port-au-Prince, Ouest Department: The Best Places and Tips

Port-au-Prince (/ˌpɔːrtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [pɔtopɣɛ̃s]) is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville.

1. Musee du Pantheon National Haitien

Avenue de La Republique, Port-au-Prince 6113, Haiti Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Musee du Pantheon National Haitien

Reviewed By MayaguezanaPR - Antananarivo, MadagascarAntananarivo, Madagascar

Well Designed and Excellent Guide

We arrived late morning during a week day and joined groups of students learning about the history of Haiti. Despite being from the Caribbean, my knowledge of la Hispaniola and Haiti was limited. Well lit, good description in multiple languages, the Santa

2. Papillon Enterprise

Rue Cassagnol Prolongee #14 | Delmas 75, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sights & Landmarks, Shopping, Ancient Ruins, Antique Stores More
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 106 reviews

Papillon Enterprise

Papillon Enterprises is a socially & ecologically conscious business with a mission of stimulating the Haitian economy by selling and marketing Haitian artisan goods. We offer a beautiful and safe shopping experience with a variety of locally made products. Grab a fresh made smoothie, or coffee drink while you shop.

Reviewed By Daveycp - YORKYORK

Local artists helping their families

This is a really cool place - they give you a tour of the facilities where the workers are making crafts. The work all supports single parents so that they don’t have to give their kids up for adoption. Beautiful pottery, paper beads, stuffed animals and

3. Marche de Fer

Cnr Grand Rue & Rue des Fronts Forts, Port-au-Prince 0000, Haiti Sights & Landmarks, Shopping, Architectural Buildings, Flea & Street Markets More
Excellent
25%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 104 reviews

Marche de Fer

This is not the Marche de Fer in Port-au-Prince. I've tried to add this listing and some idiot keeps on sending me a link saying it's been added, linking to the Marche de Fer, PaP.There used to be dozens of these all over Haiti, but now only a few still exist. Jacmel's, similar to the one in Cap Haitian, is hidden away in the central colonial zone. If you don't make your way up the steep, windy and narrow streets, you'll miss it. Unlike the market in Port-au-Prince, there aren't any tourists here, as it is used for the same reason it was built 150 years ago, Haitians selling basic needs, like food and clothing, to other Haitians.

Reviewed By Mark D

most amazing market I've seen!

Have been to many markets around the world and thiis dedinitely the busiest I have ever seen. Inside and out you see the wonder of the Hatian people surviving and living life with a spirit of determination to better thier lives. I was so impressed and dev

Rue Du Chili 19, Port-au-Prince 6113, Haiti Museums, Shopping, Art Museums, Art Galleries More
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

El-Saieh Gallery

Reviewed By Victoria S - Washington DC, District of ColumbiaWashington DC, District of Columbia

A Secret Find Gallery!

A friend recommended this private art gallery and we were staying just around the corner at the Hotel Oloffson so it was a perfect location for us. The gallery is in a quaint, local neighborhood, up a steep road and on the owners private land in a stunnin

5. Barbancourt Rum Distillery

Petionville, Port-au-Prince 6110, Haiti Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Barbancourt Rum Distillery

Tours are offered of the factory where this famous rum is manufactured.

Reviewed By Jason H - Denver, ColoradoDenver, Colorado

Barbancourt 5 star Rhum in Repiblik D´¨ Ayiti

Best rum on the planet bar none. I was deployed with the United States Army during Operation Uphold Democracy May 31= November 1995. Drank Barbancourt on several occasions while ¨¨in country¨¨ It is delicious rum with Coca Cola. The classic Cuba Libre dri

6. Champ de Mars

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
14%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
10%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 49 reviews

Champ de Mars

Reviewed By 127Fred - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

A great place to forget...

... the rest of the city, and the rest of the whole country.A part of it includes the carefully kept gardens around the national Pantheon. Guess what, these gardens are well kept. They include a view at the nearby senseless unfinished pyramid of some loca

7. Plaine du Cul de Sac

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
40%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Plaine du Cul de Sac

The Plaine de Cul de Sac is a fertile plain that runs from Port-au-Prince to Étang Saumâtre near the Dominican border.

Reviewed By rohan869 - Manchester, United KingdomManchester, United Kingdom

Government to work on insfractructure. Traffic is horrible

Haitians are very friendly. But economic wise a lot needs to be done. The camp on the road to Arcadin coast is a poor sign of public administration should not be there. Decent housing system to be built around the country. Haitians should be able to devel

8. Atis rezistans

622 Boulevard Dessalines, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sights & Landmarks, Mysterious Sites
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Atis rezistans

Reviewed By Sip-Sip-HI - Harbour IslandHarbour Island

From ghetto to gallery! Incredible contemporary art at fantastic prices!

My first visit was rather overwhelming; there are so many creations to look at that they all jumble together in picturesque disarray; an urban junk heap made beautiful is hard to read at first! If you are initially intrigued, plan to spend some time to re

9. Notre Dame Cathedral Ruins

Rue du Dr Aubry, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
8%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
13%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 23 reviews

Notre Dame Cathedral Ruins

Reviewed By katherinejane - Oakand, CaliforniaOakand, California

Earthquake damage

These ruins give somewhat of an indication of the physical damage of the earthquake as you can clearly imagine the size and grandeur of the Catherdral before it was destroyed. Of course, this needs to be filled in with people's first hand accounts and rea

10. The Bureau of Ethnology

Rue Oswald Durand 2, Port-au-Prince 6110, Haiti Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Bureau of Ethnology

Reviewed By LeGrace B - Ithaca, New YorkIthaca, New York

A Mind-opener

Bureau of Ethnology rebuilt after the tragic quake, is now an outstanding place for a quiet and informative visit. The entrance garden is shaded with fine old trees, comfortable benches and several important monuments and commemorations. Inside the exhibi

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