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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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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
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Karen L
how safe is hip strip? crowds?
December 2, 2016|
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Response from Angela W | Reviewed this property |
It was rush hour and so many ppl but it was safe.
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