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Sam Sharpe Square

Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Ranked #17 of 27 attractions in Montego Bay
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching
Description: Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and featuring the Cage, which used to be a jail for runaway slaves.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Traffic is horrible and streets are narrow and over crowded. Not good for shopping, but good place to find Juciy delicious beef patties.

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Windlesham
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting from a historic point of view, but this is very much a locals area. You do need to be on your toes and watch belonging. Local kids will want money just for pointing out the statue !

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Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It is the town square of Montego Bay and needless to say, it is very busy with both people and traffic. Worth a visit to see the local color and the hustle and bustle of the vibrant town. Beware of your valuable if you go.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

For the culture hungry traveler! This place is always hustling and bustling! Lots of history here as well. Locals welcome sharing that history with you. Travel in a group or in pairs and have fun. You don't need a lot of money. Quick taxi ride to the hip strip if that's where you're staying. This is a great place to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This site could have so much potential, but I'm glad we just drove by it. The area is very crowded, due to its location in Downtown, MBJ. So much history, but it seemed as if it was not a big deal.

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Jamaica
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

this is in the center of montego bay you have to take a taxi to go there it is not too far from the strip when you get there you can walk ,shopping take pictures please take the taxi that the hotel recomend they will wait for you and take you back to the hotel or any where else you... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We hired a driver to take us into Montego Bay on a late Friday afternoon. It was great to get out of the cocoon of the resort. There are tourist spots within the city where people go, but unless you are with a big group, I wouldn't recommend going out into the city alone.

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morant bay, st, thomas, jamaica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A 18th century town square, which forms part of the local history, it should be cherished but sadly it is being run down by the overzealous venders. It is worth seeing so visit there early in the morning while it is quiet without the venders.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Do it! It's entertaining! Have your wits about you. Watch your stuff and don't engage with the so called 'guides' - everyone is a 'tourist guide' there! They're there hanging out trying to rip you off. If you need a taxi, it's best to ask a policeman/woman for assistance. They will stop it for you. Use a car with a... More

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Dallas, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Not for the faint of heart and scary travelers. This is in the heart of downtown and where the people of montego bay shop, dine, catch cabs, you know live. Its bustling and fun if you go with an open mind.

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