Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. Basseterre may have one of the most tragic histories of any Caribbean capital. It was destroyed many times during the colonial wars. It also survived fire, earthquakes, floods, riots, and hurricanes. Despite all of this, a number of well-restored buildings exist in downtown Basseterre. Basseterre is the main commercial and industrial centre of St. Kitts. It is also the country’s main port of entry for both sea and air travel, as well as the road and rail transport hub. Some highlights may include Independence square, the railway and outside of town the Unesco awarded Brimstone Fortress.