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Independence Square

Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Ranked #16 of 21 Attractions in Port of Spain
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.
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oakville ontario
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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NyC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Walk around for shopping, dining. buy some souvenirs. There is a great/ very large roti shop thats on a corner of the sq

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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you want to see the heart of POS then visit but other than walking up the square it is a typical busy city centre...lots of traffic, people about and noise. You go once, you have been. Interesting fact we were told was that the KFC there is the one that makes the most in the world for KFC. Interesting.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Only Trinidadians will appreciate this place.... as a visitor arriving by plane do no go out of you way, however if you arrive by boat then its right there across from the port. It is transit area filled with people heading to the various transit points (bus & taxis). walking its length gives you an idea of what our downtown... More

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I love Independence Square because of it's history and because it is at the heart of everything in Port of Spain. No matter if it's Carnival or liming on an evening. It doesn't matter because it is always busy. From the Waterfront to the Catholic Church it is all reclaimed land, which is why when heavy rains fall Independence Square... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I can't even believe that someone would even put independence square on this considering the state that it is in and the uneasy feeling that comes about wen venturing.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

when ever i will go home i will always go to the independance square and sit and watch around and see where i came from and to see the great changes that my country have made in port ot spain and the independence square it it clean and well kept

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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The place was dirty, lots of people, vendors, food and very hot. If you love crowds this is the place to be, if not then don't visit here.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Independence Square is a place most travel through on a daily basis, the streets are dirty and littered with street merchants which ironically is an illegal act, yet the police pass by and even patronized these person. Much more should be done to actually make this area a tourist attraction.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The atmosphere is very noisy with loud music carts ,dirty bars and people quarrelling .Most of the food stalls are unsanitary looking.The are many taxi stands and people hustling items for sale.

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