We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Montego Bay Combo: City Sightseeing and Rose Hall Candlelight Tour
More Info
and up
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary and Montego Bay Highlights Tour from Falmouth
More Info
and up
Montego Bay Highlights Heritage Tour
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and featuring the Cage, which used to be a jail for runaway slaves.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good26%
  • Average35%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Write a Review
Reviews (115)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sam Sharpe Square is a little gem in downtown Montego Bay. It gives a small insight into the slavery past of Jamaica and the struggle to end it. It is also a beautiful square to see outside of that.

Thank heldo99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to know the history of the people, and/or the island that you travel to, then this one to hear. It's a small square, but it has history.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visit the museum and catch up on Jamaican History ..from Sam Sharpe to BoB Marley and the hstory of Montego Bay

Thank Sunil K
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Worth a visit to see the real Jamaica. It's a cobblestone square with a few historic buildings. It's important historically and worth visiting but not many reasons to stay around for. Buy a pattie in one of the many shops.

1  Thank MikeT6128DF
Reviewed May 6, 2017

This is a small square , with some nice looking buildings. It is important in Jamaican history. Only visit if in the area.

Thank PamF47
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We went on a taste of Jamaica tour and this was our first stop. It was interesting to the point of me wanting, no needing to find out more. From here we went to a primary school which could have been anywhere on earth. Kids...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed March 22, 2017

A small shopping centre with overpriced tat. You can barter but its not easy. We tried to buy cigarettes there and they were $10 per pack.

Thank DeenDavid
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Nothing much to see - apart from the monument to Sam Sharpe and to people watch. When visiting a place I guess we all have preconceived ideas - Montego Bay did not live up to my expectations.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed March 15, 2017

crowded during the day, many different vendors, and a good place to people watch. store prices in the areas are competitive

Thank tish f
Reviewed January 26, 2017

I grew up in MoBay. I remember the days of concerts and street vendors and walking through this square as a school girl. Now it's VERY overcrowded. Too many cars, too many street vendors on the "sidewalk", not enough walking space for pedestrians.....not to mention...More

1  Thank Charmaine J
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Karen L
how safe is hip strip? crowds?
December 2, 2016|
Response from Angela W | Reviewed this property |
It was rush hour and so many ppl but it was safe.