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Address: Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the...

Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.

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Is a roundabout

Being here will tell you a lot about trinidad but i won't call it an attraction. Is a hot spot of life and traffic that will let you realize that trinidad is a country built on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Fabio B
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Trinidad
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Trinidad
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being here will tell you a lot about trinidad but i won't call it an attraction. Is a hot spot of life and traffic that will let you realize that trinidad is a country built on foreigners investments, from the amount of banks. That is very unhealthy, you are surrounded from any fast food you know. The nice boardwalk with... More 

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Thank Fabio B
Toronto
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Caribbean style hustle and bustle. For the adventurous visitor not easily intimidated. The east side has the historic RC cathedral which is worth a visit but is also adjacent to a somewhat lower income area of the city. Average Trinidadian workers on the go to and from work but be aware of the occasional vagrant looking for a handout. Leads... More 

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Thank NauticalSolutions
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nice and easy to find. at the foot of Fedrick Street. The service is a bit slow, the temperature inside the restaurant was a bit warm. The area is noisy and the bustle is heavy. Do not expect a quiet encounter.

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Thank PHILLIP M
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's an every day hussle & bussle to get to & from your destinations, people come & go daily...it's busy all the time, not time to chit chat...pace for so...there are some great vendors selling products of all sorts...fruits, clothing, shoes, accessories, food.

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Thank Amber D
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Independence Square is an excellent public space that serves the city from the docks of Port of Spain to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and beyond. It contains lush tropical trees that permit shaded walk into the city. It needs art and sculptures and fountains but it is a good start.

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Thank 1242Briguy
Bridgetown, Barbados
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Spent a lot of time in this area shopping. It is confused and very busy. One of the main areas for office workers.

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Thank _bajanrose_9
edinburgh, uk
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124 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

the area around, Charlotte Street etc is great, bustling, vibrant, multiple cultures, fun and picturesque. Independence Square itself is a little rundown with a few buildings , places of interest,.,.Lots of banks and cheap shops,,,food,,people sitting in the middle strip,,not far from the ferry,,if you like crowded streets with vendors and characters this is for you. bring a camera, water,... More 

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Thank larrydeluxe7
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187 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The highlight of the square from our guide was the fact that the KFC is the number 1 outlet in the world!

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Thank Stuart B
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I passed through twice. I love that they have some nice drawings displayed in the square, and some are by kids. You see the local persons chatting, playing games and enjoying themselves. That made me smile. There are benches and trees and it is in the centre of several places. I nice rest spot when walking around Port of Spain

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Thank Emily P
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Independence Square is at the very heart of Port of Spain. Independence Square or Brian Lara Promenade is a small park-like area spanning the breadth of the city streets of Port of Spain. You can sit and relax and play checkers on the concrete tables provided. Along the Brian Lara Promenade, there are several shops and government offices and also... More 

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