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Address: Castries, St. Lucia
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This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the...

This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.

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Castries is a fairly unremarkable town, and Derek Walcott Square is therefore quite fitting as it is a fairly unremarkable square. It's good for about five minutes of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castries is a fairly unremarkable town, and Derek Walcott Square is therefore quite fitting as it is a fairly unremarkable square. It's good for about five minutes of people-watching and then some sight-seeing of the few buildings around it, but not much more can honestly be said about this. Aside from the admirable contributions of Derek Walcott to Saint Lucian... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Local oasis in Castries,well kept, but nothing special but has plenty of room to get away from the bustle of the local shops

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nice park to relax in under a 100 old plus tree. Place right near the caribbean's oldest and largest cathedral.

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Mayaguez
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This square is worth visiting as part of the tour of St. Lucia. We just spent a few minutes here in our tour. We should have returned. Quite beautiful, and a good way to see more of St. Lucia's culture and life. Next to the Cathedral (just a few steps away). Impressive that this small island has had two Nobel... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Good central meeting point. Has adequate parking for shops, Church local food sellers. Also a nice quieter area in the middle of town with shade.

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Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

this square is very nice, there are old trees (up to 400 years old), a fountain and the statues of two Nobel-prize winners

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not much to do here really, but managed to buy some local St Lucian music from the sellers adjacent.

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

We visited this city park while walking around Castries. It is a short walk up from the Central Market area by the harbor and bus stands. The park is dedicated to Derek Walcott, the St Lucian who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature. It is right next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception so both attractions can be... More 

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Aptos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

This is a very nice green space in the middle of Castries and is right next to the Catholic church, so it's a nice double-play. One important thing to note is that the park memorializes two Nobel winners, Walcott but also economist Arthur Lewis.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

It's Castries main square . It has the cathedral and a park with the sculptures of 2 St Lucia Nobel Pries being one of them : Dereck Walcott. Interesting building facades around the square ! Worth going.

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