We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

V C Bird Monument

Thames Street, St. John's, Antigua
Update attraction details
Ranked #20 of 27 attractions in St. John's
Type: Monuments/ Statues
9 visitor photos
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    11
    8
    5
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
71 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

This historical statue is very different from any observed while traveling the world. It is worth viewing, but the area was not welcoming.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A painted statue, so it's certainly different! Situated adjacent to the market and bus station, so it's hard to miss.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Els Poblets, Spain
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

As this is supposed to be a monument to the founder of modern Antigua, it falls short. We have better statutes at the annual Falas, which are then burnt. However, if you step inside the area of the statue it is worth reading about V C Birds contribution and the history of Antigua.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, England
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

You have to go and see this to be believed, we thought at first it was a float but no its a permanent display.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pleasanton, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

walk into the courtyard of this monument and read about the history about this important leader of Antigua.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southwold, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
56 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A monument to one of Antigua's long serving former prime ministers. itis a bit kitsch and certainly different to normal memorials to past politicians. although i can understand some of the previos comments on her about it being painted i kind of liked it. it is located on a busy junction about five minutes walk from the centre of S... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Petionville, Haiti
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

From what our guide told us, VC Bird was the first prime minister of Antigua and an important man in the history of the island. Why on earth would they paint the statue. It's grotesque. Almost look like a character from the Simpsons. The man (and Antigua) deserved better

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neptune, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The monument is good for a photography subject on Antigua's history and culture. If you take the bus into St. John's you get dropped off at the market and the monument is right past the bus terminal. A quick stop is all that's needed, then visit the local market for fresh fruit, vegetables, and such.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Worth, TX
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
50 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

.....it made what could be a striking bronze monument to a great leader. Instead by painting over the bronze, it has made it look cartoonish. We took a couple pictures in passing. Not much to see there other than the hussle and bussle of St Johns.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Didn't think much of it. Quite striking. Place to take a photo amongst hustle and bustle of St.Johns. You can't miss it straight by market place.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed V C Bird Monument also viewed

St. John's, Saint John Parish
St. John's, Saint John Parish
 
St. John's, Saint John Parish
St. John's, Saint John Parish
 

Been to V C Bird Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage V C Bird Monument, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing