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
4.5 based on 220 reviews
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
5 based on 106 reviews
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
3.5 based on 104 reviews
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
4. El-Saieh Gallery
5 based on 6 reviews
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
4 based on 25 reviews
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
3.5 based on 49 reviews
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
4 based on 5 reviews
The Plaine de Cul de Sac is a fertile plain that runs from Port-au-Prince to Ãtang SaumÃ¢tre 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
4 based on 5 reviews
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
3.5 based on 23 reviews
Reviewed By katherinejane - Oakand, CaliforniaOakand, California
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
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Reviewed By LeGrace B - Ithaca, New YorkIthaca, New York
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