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Address: | High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados (Formerly Trafalger Square)
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Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and...

Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865.

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The heart of Bridgetown

The National Heroes Square contains 3 landmarks, the obelisk built in 1925 to commemorate those who died in World War II, the Dolphin Fountain built in 1865 to commemorate the... read more

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Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Heroes Square contains 3 landmarks, the obelisk built in 1925 to commemorate those who died in World War II, the Dolphin Fountain built in 1865 to commemorate the first pipe water (1961), and the statue of Admiral Nelson built is his honor in 1813 (he died in 1805). The location of the square makes it a place to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Across Broad street from the parliament buildings and bordered by high and Trafalgar Street this plaza marks the centre of town, Formerly Trafalgar Square, National Heroes Square is located in the capital city of Bridgetown, Barbados. On June 4th, 1805, Lord Nelson visited Barbados and as a result, a bronze statue of him was erected and unveiled in 1813 the... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This place was formelly called Trafalgar Square, but from 1999 it's been known as National Heroes Square. It's known for Lord Nelson's Statue, so kind of impossible to miss in Bridgetown. Lot to see, do and shop nearby, so worth of visit

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Square in the centre of Bridgetown between the Chamberlain Bridge and Parliament Building dominated by a fine statue of Lord Nelson along with several other staues and monuments.

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Thank Ken18
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Visited on the Walk Bridgetown tour. Our knowledgeable guide pointed out the plaque describing the Cage (temporary prison for runaway slaves), before we moved on to the Nelson Monument, the Cenotaph and views of the Parliament Building. On leaving the square, we also saw the Slaves Memorial raised in 2009 on the site of the former merchant's yard, where slaves... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Interesting little area around Heros Square opposite the Parliament Buildings. Nice statue of Viscount Horatio Nelson and this was erected to recognise his celebrated victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. There are quite few other staues erected to remember other Barbadian heros here as well. This borders along the Carenage and some nice watering holes are just across the small... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Not loads to see but worth visiting as it is the central focal point of Bridgetown and Barbados, near the bridge and parliament too. Would benefit from some more information about all of the heroes

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

It seems to me that this was a good idea when it was first built many years ago indeed the Nelson statue part of it has been here for more than 200 years BUT I don't know why it's there or what it's for especially the Nelson statue - maybe this reflects my ignorance more than anything else but it... More 

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Thank Steve T
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

The statue of a relatively youthful-looking Horatio, Viscount Nelson, was erected here not long after his celebrated victory at Trafalgar and preceded even the more famous Trafalgar Square in London. However it is not all that high (about six metres, even on the plinth) and seems lost in its somewhat commercial surrounds, with traffic whizzing around it like a traffic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

The WW1 memorial is here, along with a statue of Lord Nelson, but for the most part it is a hot and busy square at the entrance to Chamberlains Bridge and opposite the Parliament buildings. Plenty of cars around but for the history buff it would be worth a visit.

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