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“Wish it were open”

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Owner description: This town square is named for Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, a native of the island.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

After visiting the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, we found Derek Walcott Square adjacent to it. It appeared very attractive and seemed like a pleasant place to sit in the shade and relax before walking back to our cruise ship. When we approached we found that the square was surrounded by a fence and the gates were locked. From outside we could see that the square was nicely landscaped and well kept. There were some busts, presumably including one of Derek Walcott, a national poet. It's a shame that access was limited, but I suppose they had their reasons.

Thank practans
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My experience at this square was positive. It is located right downtown Castries near the Castries market and is apart of the nucleus of the city. It is a enclosed lawn and public park area when the statute of the Nobel Poet Laureate, Derek Walcott, presides. Because, St Lucia has 2 Nobel Laureates, it also houses the statue of Economics Nobel Laureate Sir Arthur Lewis. This historic town square has a beautifully large Samaan tree, known locally as the Massav tree. The park was well manicured and the entrance gate was open to walk around and see the square.
While there, walk across the street to Central Library and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This square is definitely a place to see that is certainly a landmark and I am sure Derek Walcott is honored to be apart of this square and his country of St. Lucia. I enjoyed spending some time here and talking with some of the locals.

Thank LadyJBe10
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My experience at this square was positive. It is located right downtown Castries near the Castries market and is apart of the nucleus of the city. It is a enclosed lawn and public park area when the statute of the Nobel Poet Laureate, Derek Walcott, presides. Because, St Lucia has 2 Nobel Laureates, it also houses the statue of Economics Nobel Laureate Sir Arthur Lewis. This historic town square has a beautifully large Samaan tree, known locally as the Massav tree. The park was well manicured and the entrance gate was open to walk around and see the square.
While there, walk across the street to Central Library and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This square is definitely a place to see that is certainly a landmark.

1  Thank LadyJBe10
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

every time we went to town this little park gates where chained up and you could not get in from what we could see it did not appear up to much and it was not worth the bother of seeking this out

Thank becksYorks
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you want a free show check it out. Don't worry about food and drinks. Lots to buy at the square. Just come and be entertained. A prelude to Jazz on pigeon Island.

Thank Roxanne L
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