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Address: | High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados (Formerly Trafalger Square)

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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This park is a pleasant park in in the heart of Bridgetown. It is a nice time and is at the start of your stroll through the town, shopping, and historical sights.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Garden City, New York
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Garden City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a pleasant park in in the heart of Bridgetown. It is a nice time and is at the start of your stroll through the town, shopping, and historical sights.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only in Bridgetown for the day, so enjoyed a stroll and shopping trip, as well as taking in all the local sightseeing, the sqare itself is quite small in area, OK for photos of the statue and fountain, (thats only switched on apparently on special occasions,) the Cathedral is just accross the road, so not to much leg... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

We were super impressed with the depth of knowledge but they had lovely sculptures so it was worth going for that. You can get the emotion from the art and its a nice walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

My wife and I visited the national Heroes Square earlier today as part of the Bridgetown Historical Walking Tour. It is an interesting square with several attractions (Cenotaph, Dolphin Garens Fountain etc) but there is plenty of room for more and one good candidate would be another Memorial for the 60,000 Barbadians who perished in the construction of the Panama... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were disappointed with the Square as there isn't much to see around this area. If you are in Bridgetown it may be worth a quick look. The area is a bit scruffy and there is too much litter around. It needs a good clean up.

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Callander, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This was nice but not as impressive as the tourist information would have you believe. I expected something larger and grander based on the descriptions.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Much like the island of Barbados itself, this small square is centered in a picturesque section of Bridgetown. We have seen the statue of Nelson in Montreal and the one in Britain. This one is more modest but placed like it is right on the harbor seems more fitting (and picturesque) for Nelson, the sailor. Given the Squares name I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

It's a must see in Barbados. Both historical monuments and cozy outdoor place. Very popular also among locals.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

There has been calls to to remove Lord Nelson's statue from Heroes Square, but the traditionalist points to the fact that it was erected before the in England, some historians claims that Nelson played no part in the security of the island from the French and the Spanish invasions of the Islands. Portrays of the National Heroes are on display.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you're visiting Bridgetown there are certain areas worth going to see for a little bit of history & culture. National Heroes Square is one of them. Accessed over the bridge just past Nelson's statue. A popular place for visitors. Beware of beggars & Hustlers, who will politely leave you alone, when told No!

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