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Address: Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and...

Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and featuring the Cage, which used to be a jail for runaway slaves.

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We visited as part of a tour. Very busy right in centre of mobay..important history to understand. Drive out was past a huge local food market.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 21, 2016
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

It is the town center and is rather busy with people but the town in pretty ghetto so it was not that nice. It was the real montego bay and you see what the normal life is though.

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Thank satobt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Sam Sharpe is an important part of Jamaica's rich history, so I'm really glad I went as part of my trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

was able to show my son one of the Jamaican heros... I showed pics on the net before our holiday was good to show he Sam Sharpe's statue....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We drove to town and spotted the square and gave our children a historically lesson on slavery. He had a big role in the Christmas Rebellions of 1831 he urged slaves not to work on Christmas Day. This quickly turned violent with several plantation's/ farms being burned and lots of colonialists being killed. Due to this hundreds of slaves were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We drove by this important part of history, however we unfortunately did not have time to stop. Our driver explained this used to be a jailhouse, there are statues of Sam Sharpe and his followers. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It was very business the local rush hour but very very very informative and educational. You saw the cage where the slave were held for auctioning. Later becoming a jail. Then it's the statues of the Jamaican Heros.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We visited as part of a tour. Very busy right in centre of mobay..important history to understand. Drive out was past a huge local food market.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were staying at a local resort, but had our own car, so took quite a few trips out, including one into local MoBay. The square is typically chaotic, colourful and noisy. The statue of Sam Sharpe and his followers is well worth the visit as he changed the history of the island and sadly paid the price for it.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

on my way from Marta Brae I asked the Juta taxi to take there and around, took some pics and read the story. do not misses this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Be sure to check out downtown mobay when visiting. Sam Sharpe Square is right in the centre of it all

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