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Description: Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the...
Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.
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This is a vibrant, noisy, potentially fantastic square. But it also quite dangerous with some of the poorest streets in POS leading off it. There are lots of murders in these... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a vibrant, noisy, potentially fantastic square. But it also quite dangerous with some of the poorest streets in POS leading off it. There are lots of murders in these poorer areas and it is possible to be hit with a stray bullet! The cruise ships dock at the square and at these times there's lots of security in... More 

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South America
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394 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

cultural place, about the independence of the t and t more squares are british style be ready in case it rains

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Trinidad
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Independence Square is definitely in the heart of the city. On independence square and within the block, you can find our six major banks, shopping areas, restaurants, nuts vendors, shoe stores, newspaper vendors, sweet vendors, water vendors, telephone providers, government offices, the Treasury and Central Bank. Independence Square is the home of the Promenade and fast food outlets. You can... More 

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Brick
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

very crowded, but great place to buy silk by the yard! I wish I could have found some thing to eat besides fried chicken!

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Dresden, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A bustling hub of commercial activity not designed for tourists on an architectural tour of European designed / made treasures, preserved in the tropical heat. The roads are narrow, parking limited to a few blocks away, sidewalk vendors & store Dj's competing music filling the air, taxi's honking at you for a fare, reminds the experienced traveler of other Indo-Asian... More 

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Dresden, Canada
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In the day, there are lots of people shopping, eating, and hanging out.. if you enjoy crows this is the place for you!! Surrounded by many stores and restaurants, KFC seems to be the hot spots. Everyone said to avoid this area, especially at night, however this white guy (me :-) didn't have a problem when I wandered away at... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you want to see local life/shopping, visit during business hours....sit and people watch....leading up to carnival is very lively.....

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

By all means drive or take a taxi to see Port of Spain but outwith your hotel walking the street is best avoided. It used to be a safe city but alas, is longer so.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is not an area that should be a tourist attraction. It is a historic and important landmark, yes, BUT it is also a bustling hub for public transportation and some unsavory characters. Nearly every mugging of a tourist I have heard of happen in Independence Square. If you do choose to go here, please make smart decisions and leave... More 

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USA
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Port of Spain downtown (inner city) shopping area. Visit in daylight only. Not for the naïve visitor. A rather sketchy area. Be sure you have smaller denominations of TTDs to pay for any purchases (skip using your credit card or other currency). Bakery had tasty baked goods, albeit there are vertical bars from the counter tops to the ceiling to... More 

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