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Address: Castries, St. Lucia
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This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of...

This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.

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Not much to see. Public garden named in honour of Derek Walcott. Gates are locked and chained so you have to view through the bars. Good for "people watching" on the benches... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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218 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park located in the heart of Castries is now named after Derek Walcott a local citizen who in 1992 was awarded a Nobel prize for literature. Prior to 1993 this park was named for Columbus since 1882. Welcome to the new world. There is also a large 400 year old tree (Massau Tree) and a monument to the war... More 

Thank Richard S
Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not much to see. Public garden named in honour of Derek Walcott. Gates are locked and chained so you have to view through the bars. Good for "people watching" on the benches outside.

Thank Michelle750715
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's as simple as that, quite a large open garden area with a very old, big tree looking over it, all in the name of Derek Woolcott, a Nobel prize winner.

Thank tim p
Toronto, Canada
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739 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I can't say you should stop here for any reason even for one photo. I feel bad that these people on the island don't have many nice green spaces to sit with their families and this place is really a great example of how bad environment creates unhappy people. I would suggest more trees for shade and then water the... More 

Thank James A
Bonita Springs, Florida
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277 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Derek Walcott Square is in the center of Castries. It is a clean, nice place honoring the 1992 winner of the Noble Prize for Literature. There is not much to see or do there but worth a walk through.

2 Thank Scott W
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101 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Interesting square surrounded by a wall with benches around the outside. Decorated inside by grass and trees . Often events are to be held inside the square . Located next to the library worth a look and the large overbearing Catholic church .

2 Thank CarolinaGianna
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741 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice little square to stop in as you walk around. Nothing really eye catching but a good place for getting the feel of the area and people watching. If you like to just "roam" in a new area, this place is worth a stop. Not worth a trip just to get there.

1 Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Derek Walcott Square is a pleasant green space in the middle of Castries. Near the entrance gates opposite the Cathedral is a magnificent tree believed to be about 400 years old. Also there are two statues to Nobel Prize Winners from St Lucia including Derek Walcott after whom the square is named. It is good to see the different architecture... More 

1 Thank RomanbyRamblers
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We couldn't go in as it was being prepared for an event. Nice large area, central location. Worth a stop if you are seeing the Cathedral.Surrounded by colorful buildings.

1 Thank mas1958
San Fernando, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We walked around the city during our visit and had absolutely no issues with safety or navigation of the small city. The people are friendly and there are lots of local police to give that safe feel.

1 Thank mikecathy j

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