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Saturday Is The Best Day

If you really want to see a busy vibrant Famers Market you should try to go on Saturday. It is... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Richard F
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Louisville, Kentucky
odd looking bust in color commemorating VC Bird the country's first PM--somewhat interesting but not fabulous

We saw the monument to V C Bird, which is a bust of him in color made out of unknown material... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
JohnE399
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Ballwin, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This monument marks the beginning of the public market. The monument itself is of interest although now enclosed to prevent damage but it is the market that really is important. This is for real people - not tourists! - and here is where Antiguans buy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sir Vere Cornwall Bird was the first Prime-minister of Antigua Barbuda. A huge & very colourful statue of him is constructed in the town. A well maintained place. One cannot miss it as its very prominent. Lots of shops around the area near the statue.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed December 10, 2018

If you really want to see a busy vibrant Famers Market you should try to go on Saturday. It is amazing and packed full of anything and everything you could imagine. Fruits, vegetables and everything in between. When you approach from the cruise dock one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This monument is not my personnel favorite. Don't take me wrong, it represents an important heroic historic person but the art itself, to my eye, is so/so. I'm evaluating the statue here not the person. For those who wonder, Mr Sir Vere Cornwall Bird was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed September 7, 2018

A huge statue in the middle of a really busy area. Well maintained and safe to vsiit; next to a market selling mostly fruits/veg.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Meek5968
Reviewed May 23, 2018

The upkeep and surroundings of this area is quite saddening whilst the foul smells do them even further injustice

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank greatcarlyn
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We saw the monument to V C Bird, which is a bust of him in color made out of unknown material, while searching for a geocache. Mr. Bird was the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda after independence from Britain. Unusually, as mentioned, the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JohnE399
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Worth a look if you are in the area. I was geocaching and had a quick look at the information boards.He was one of Antigua's most loved public figures and first Prime Minister of the country. Serving office from 1981 to 1994, he pioneered the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MrsA64
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I think the people of Antigua of proud of their first prime minister so have erected a statur in his honour

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank snowdrop67
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Sitting just outside the Central fruit&veg/meat/fish markets this odd monument is worth a walk by but little else. Surely this must be more significant to local Antiguans than to tourists. The statue (bust) is huge being several times life size but is also oddly full...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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