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“A nice city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein)

Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein)
Central Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Paramaribo
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Tralee, Ireland
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“A nice city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Visited about two years ago
Nice square to walk around
No major buildings in Paramaribo
Good city to visit though
Although having to get a visa is a pain
Very easy to walk the city centre and very interesting

Visited September 2012
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  • Danish first
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English first
Paramaribo, Suriname
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Stunning, impressive, well kept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Suriname has done the best job among Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica to preserve their rich colonial architecture in such a fine way. The lay out of Indep. Square with UNESCO City Paramaribo is stunning. Go enjoy it.

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Nice Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Its on a few of the postcards and its a nice place to check out. We walked around it and while appealing to the eye, there's not much to do that we could see. Make it part of the city tour and it's part of the cherry on the Paramaribo Cake.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“Peaceful and Calm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

It is not very huge, but it is pleasant and peaceful. There are statues dedicated to past Suriname politicians. There are many flagpoles with foreign flags flying. It is hot in the sun and there is no shade, so bring a hat or umbrella if you go.

Visited December 2012
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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“Independence Square gets refreshing uplift”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The current work to give the square a face lift has had a positive impact. Soon I think it will be a place all Surinamese promote to tourists.

Visited December 2012
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