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National Heroes Square

| High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865.
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| High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We drove by this place during a bus tour of the island and the tour guide's explanation of it plus descriptions in our tour books did not induce us to make a return visit in person after the bus tour even though it is pretty...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This extremely busy, traffic mostly, square, formerly known as Trafalgar Square is a delightful small memorial place right in the centre of Bridgetown, and at the northern end of Chamberlain Bridge. There's a dolphin statue for the water provision, an obelisk to commemorate the Barbadians...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

If you are in this area of Bridgetown you pass through National Heroes Square to get to and from the cruise ship terminal. There were lots of decorated Christmas trees around and the area is adjacent to Chamberlain Bridge and across the river from Independence...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Today the square is barely noticeable, surrounded by traffic, taxis and people going about their business. When the slave trade was at its height this area was the destiny of so many slaves. Many Barbadians have their ancestry related to those terrible events. There is...More

Thank peter m
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

That the Barbadian government renamed Trafalgar Square National Heroes Square is understandable as it is bound to increase their sense of a national identity. The government are to be applauded for taking the decision to retain the statue of Nelson in the renamed National Heroes...More

Thank bhtiek
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This square (formerly known as Trafalgar Square) is located in the center of Bridgetown, near the Parliament Building, Chamberlain Bridge and Independence Square and is easily reached from the cruise terminal. It contains 3 main memorials, an obelisk that was built in 1925 to commemorate...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I enjoyed seeing Heroes Square. I think there is some fascinating things to learn about the history of Hungary. However, not being able to speak Hungarian you can't read any of the scriptures on the statues. My suggestion is to go online prior to going,...More

Thank Cheryl F
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Close to the Parliament Buildings, this is a nice square with national war memorials and is easily reached from the cruise port.

Thank travelpassion
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Formerly known as Trafalgar Square, Heroes Square features several monuments, including Lord Nelson's statue. Plenty of shops & places to eat nearby, as well as the parliament buildings. There's a huge amount of taxis in this area & the drivers approach you frequently for a...More

Thank GemBright_UK
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The National Heroes Square contains 3 landmarks, the obelisk built in 1925 to commemorate those who died in World War II, the Dolphin Fountain built in 1865 to commemorate the first pipe water (1961), and the statue of Admiral Nelson built is his honor in...More

Thank happyjaveller
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