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“An oasis of green in a town”

Independence Square
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Walking Tour Through Basseterre
Ranked #20 of 43 things to do in Basseterre
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Owner description: Once the site of slave auctions and council meetings, the square exemplifies Colonial-style architecture.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Liked: Layout with paved pathways and grassed areas, mature trees including Boabab tree, shade, bench seating for relaxing and planning next excursion, Nearby Spencer Cameron Art Gallery, beautiful center-piece fountain erected to celebrate piped water to Basseterre.
Disliked: Damage to the rim of the fountain bowl. Un-repaired pipes on boundary walls. Lack of litter receptacles.

Thank Douglas2013
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

A beautiful park area close to centre of Basseterre. We spent an hour sitting on bench having ice cream in the sunshine, yes there is not anything much there but you can watch the people go by, maybe chat to one or two and rest your feet after walking around the shops

2  Thank manda19869493
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nothing really to see except a broken down fountain and some old park benches. No attractions, not even any gardens.

1  Thank dburtrjvrs
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Go with an eye towards knowing the history of this site, as well as enjoying some of the surrounding architecture, and you will not be disappointed. This really is a lovely area. If you are not used to the heat/humidity, do be prepared with something to drink. Another reviewer (KiMAGIC) recommended the local ice cream truck as a way of beating the heat; so give that a try as well.

5  Thank EpiDoc
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The square provides a lovely oasis in which to sit and watch the world go by while appreciating the beauty of the trees and bushes around the square; tall fan palm and other palm trees, a fantastic flowering yukka and other lovely flowering bushes.

Thank Elaine M
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