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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 the...

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

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Well kept park

We were in Castries browsing around and decided to visit the Derek Walcott Square since he is a Noble Prize winner. The park is enclosed and well kept. Also at the side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Zosah
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Caribbean
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Castries browsing around and decided to visit the Derek Walcott Square since he is a Noble Prize winner. The park is enclosed and well kept. Also at the side entrance we saw the great big samaan tree of over 400 years old still standing.

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Thank Zosah
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to understand some of the history of St Lucia, near the government buildings, a pleasant little square.

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Thank Jane L
Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Derek Walcott Square actually honors St. Lucia's two Nobel laureates - Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis, who won the prize in economics back in the late 1970s. Pretty impressive for a small island state! The square itself is quite nice and right next to the cathedral. Very pleasant.

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Thank Jerome B
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The central point of Castries is where you will find Dereck Walcott Square is named after the towns famed son who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1992 .The towns only architectural points of interest are to be found here including The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception built in 1897.The islands patron saint St Lucia is portrayed above the... More 

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893 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Nice park in honor of the Novel Laureate. It's across from the Immaculate Conception church so it's convenient to see both. There's not a lot to see in Castries, so this gives one more option.

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Thank Les L
Spalding, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The square is a pleasant area especially with a knowledgeable guide as we had. As we were leaving the square the funeral of a local police officer was approaching the Cathedral along side. A band playing island themed music and officers from high rank to lower in their respective uniforms looked like a parade as seen in films from Louisiana... More 

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Thank ian6890
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 

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Thank Richard S
Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
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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.

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Thank Michelle750715
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 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.

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Thank tim p
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 

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