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Address: | High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados (Formerly Trafalger Square)
Description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and...
Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865.
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Don't mistake it for a roundabout!

You will likely walk over National Heroes Square while strolling around Bridgetown historic centre. There isn't much to see on the square, so much that at first I thought it was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Naas, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You will likely walk over National Heroes Square while strolling around Bridgetown historic centre. There isn't much to see on the square, so much that at first I thought it was a roundabout. So don't go there on purpose to see it!

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Its right in the center of Bridgetown. Its safe to walk around. Many monuments and historic points in every direction to take in.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I remember visiting Trafalgar Square years ago and it was a square in the middle of a roundabout, with a large car park. Now the car park is National Heroes Square. Hard to walk through without seeing the National Heroes(past prime ministers) and the Barbados national colours! A great place to sit and chill and read a bit about the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was really excited to visit the Heroes Square, it sounded grand and a place of historical significance to Barbados. It is really quite small, like a small town square in an English village. It is off a main shopping road, and if I had not of recognised the statue of Lord Nelson we would have walked/driven through it and... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Cruise started and ended here and there is loads to do in Barbados, even if you just stay in Bridgetown. You will see why it is called Little England immediately; market town, signposts to Hastings! Georgian houses, Parliament Square...cricket! Heroes square is the heart of the town, where Parliament meets, the focal point being the statue of Nelson, who spent... More 

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Massapequa Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Barbados has a rich history and it is a shame that the tourism dept. does not offer trips to historical sites. We visited Bridgetown and were bored with the shopping (same shops as every other island) and walked over to the Parliament. There is a lot to see in this area. Walk along the Careenage and look at the boats.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Yes, this National Heroes Square is a Symbol of this islands independence ! Many years of history are represented in this square. It is worth a few mins. to visit while strolling around.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Bridgetown with the Square was alive with activity of all kinds!! we had a great lunch overlooking the square and thoroughly enjoyed our visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

a bit of Britain even in the new world.....there are two monuments here...one for admiral nelson, and another which memorializes those british subjects who lost there lives during WW1 and, also WW11....quite a long list for such a small island...take a moment to reflect upon the terrible cost of war in such a tranquil setting...

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Nelson's statue is jammed into a tiny parcel of land near the Parliament Buildings. It has significant historical interest for those so inclined, including myself. Otherwise, its just a statue in an unattractive setting in busy downtown Barbados.

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