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Independence Square

Address: Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Ranked #14 of 18 Attractions in Port of Spain
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Heat, high traffic and the possiblity of being robbed. Not any appeal to us. Please be safe when travellig in the area.

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very crowded, noisy, unsanitary place, not worth going Hot human bodies , cars, merchants, all in one

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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I agree with most people that it is not really a highlight to visit, but me and my friends spend quiet some time sitting at a bench watching the local people and actually really enjoyed our time! We had great BBQ lamb and chicken and listened to the street music. Although it was night, no one was bothering us. We... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Reminds me of being in an American city, with all honking cars, fast food resataurants, and heaving with people. Advice keep clear

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Oakville, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you decide to go in to Port of Spain for a shopping experience then definitely walk through Independence Square. On one side are financial buildings and on the other are the small shops and stores. We went up Federick Street. Up one side and down the other. We had lunch at a food court in the upper level of... More 

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Maturin, Venezuela
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You could visit a really nice cathedral (Trinity). Lot of people wondering around, you could buy fruits, there are a lot of vendors. It is a place like any downtown in my country: people people people

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Kingston, Jamaica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is located in the center of the business district. and provides a natural green space for the populous to just stop and sit. The square is an oasis in the business center of Port of Spain.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1,358 reviews 1,358 reviews
846 attraction reviews
694 helpful votes 694 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's really a walkway but broken up by traffic crossings. There's not too much of interest to look at on the way. Felt safe enough walking around here alone on a Monday morning with my daypack (having taken the bus into town while on a long transit at Piarco).

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is true, this is the place where you will see a lot of the real Trinidad. It may be, however, a place that only Trinidadians can appreciate. There are sights and smells and flavours that are connected to your childhood and your memories and then you see something different. For a tourist it is mostly dirty and dangerous. The... More 

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oakville ontario
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I wandered throug here on a Sunday afternoon and was later scolded by my Trinidad hosts for taking such a large risk. It was cluttered with homeless and some unfriendly locals. If you want to stand on the sidewalk and look at a KFC there are nicer places. There were some street merchants along a neighbouring street, but that was... More 

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