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“Lots to see!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Independence Square

Independence Square
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$45.00*
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Half-Island Tour of St Kitts
Ranked #21 of 42 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.
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125 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lots to see!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

The buildings have a lot of interesting history. It was fun to walk around and take pictures with the family!

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

I like visiting this square as I have seen the improvements made on my returning visits to the island. From the square you can see the Catholic Church, the court house and mix of the homes and businesses surrounding it. Yes, it can sometimes be dirty but that can be said about any park in the UK. The square is in the center of town. Not far from the square is Port Zante and the Pelican Mall ( The Duty Free Shopping areas ). The one event that spoilt my visit to these places was the baby monkey in nappies which the vendors threw at you and demanded money. This was frightening and intimidating. This degrading use of baby monkeys is distasteful and should be stopped.

Visited February 2014
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Carmel, Indiana
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A little bit of heritage and history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

You have to look past the current state of the park and think back to when it was a vibrant place. Not everything that went on there was pleasant, but it is a part of the heritage and history of the island and was nice to see it. It could be a very beautiful place.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Mel M
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Joplin, Missouri
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186 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“kind of dismal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Like most of this island, some of the locals have a total disregard for their island. Trash was everywhere. No landscaping to it at all. a few trees and a few benches.

Visited February 2014
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Overgrown”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

A bit disappointing… old houses around have character and history. Square itself, rather sorry for itself needs some TLC and grass cutting.

Visited February 2014
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Thank SuffolkCarol
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