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Derek Walcott Square

Address: Castries, St. Lucia
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Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Castries
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This area honours the Nobel Laureate from 1992 who was born in Castries - currently a Professor of Poetry in England. A Great Space for the locals to relax and to gather, I am sure for celebrations and festivities. Appears to be well kept - one of the best areas in Castries for this - adjacent to the Cathedral of... More

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Loved seeing the old tree and reading about Derek Walcott. The square is very well kept and beautiful resting area.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Near the city centre, this square was renamed from Columbus Square to honour the 1992 winner of the Nobel prize for literature. It is a large open space, housing the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, a 19th century church with wooden columns and bright Caribbean roof paintings, and also the Carnegie library. Look at the Samaan tree in the square which... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This lovely square is worth a quick stop to view the Nobel monuments. The grounds are in good shape, was disappointed that the fountain was not in operation. There was a large youth event going on in the park so it was nice to see that the locals use the space.

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hood river
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The St Lucians are rightly proud of having 2 Nobel Peace Laureates from their island & this is where they honor them.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Square is lovely, very colonial, but nothing really to do there. I expected a bar or cafe where I could sit & watch the world go by, but really buses just go there, let people have 15 minutes & then reload. The church on the corner has an amazing interior - go have a peep if you can

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Birmingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is on the sightseeing list but not really worth a visit. The town itself is quite shabby except for the shops which aim at the cruise ships which dock there (e.g. diamonds, gold)

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

If the gates had been open it would have been so much nicer. Named after the poet laureate Derek Walcott, there's a 400 y/o tree residing on the land that's pretty impressive. It was next to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral so pretty much a 2-fer.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Just a small square in the centre of town adjacent to the cathedral. Nothing special apart from the ancient tree that lives there

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Cold Spring, NJ
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

After visiting the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, we found Derek Walcott Square adjacent to it. It appeared very attractive and seemed like a pleasant place to sit in the shade and relax before walking back to our cruise ship. When we approached we found that the square was surrounded by a fence and the gates were locked. From outside we could... More

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