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Day 317 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Stop at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a must-see place along St. Ann’s Bay historical trail in Ocho Rios. Dating back to 1534 when its walls were put in place, it was built by the Spanish when their settlement was moved from the coast to higher ground. It was constructed off cut stone and was originally named for Abbot Peter Martyr of Angleria, Italy. It fell into ruin during the British colonial days and was rebuilt in the Spanish style of architecture between 1939 and 1943 of cut stone and local timber. The current church uses some of the original stones of the Peter Martyr Church and built on an adjacent site to the original church. Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a beautiful architectural attraction forever linked to the early 16th century church.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Dore Tate‎


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