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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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Pleasant Square with shade.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
Gizelle R
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Mayaguez
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Gizelle R
Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Nice square with some interesting buildings around, like the church and some historic government buildings. Right at the centre of town, so it can not be missed.

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Caribbean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We were in Castries browsing around and decided to visit the Derek Walcott Square since he is a Noble Prize winner. The park is enclosed and well kept. Also at the side entrance we saw the great big samaan tree of over 400 years old still standing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Nice place to understand some of the history of St Lucia, near the government buildings, a pleasant little square.

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