Independence Square
Independence Square
3.5
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Once the site of slave auctions and council meetings, the square exemplifies Colonial-style architecture.
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travelsafer
7,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a nice square in the center of the city. It is next to the Catholic co-cathedal of the Immaculate Conception. A relaxing place after a long walk around the city. There is a nice circular fountain in the center and a red phone booth like those that were so popular and numerous in the UK.
Written 31 May 2024
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Not far of a walk from the cruise terminal, this is a lovely tranquil spot to take a break. It's also a city wide Wi-Fi zone but doesn't really work very well. Nevertheless a nice place to chill.
Written 21 March 2024
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Jo K
Worcester, UK8,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Historic site in the capital of st kitts. It’s such a beautiful square to sit and just enjoy the day. Only a short walk from the cruise 🚢 terminal.
Written 10 April 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Independence square is in the very center of Basseterre. It's a nice place to cool down in tree shades after the capital exploration.
The middle of the square is adorned with a nice fountain while on the eastern side is the Immaculate Conception Cathedral which is worth visiting.
Written 27 February 2023
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Close to the middle of colourful Basseterre. Originally called Pall Mall Square, apparently it dates back to the mid-18th century. An ornate fountain stands at the centre of the park and the grassy areas are an area of relaxation. A delight to spend time in.
Written 17 February 2023
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
My wife and I took in a visit to this oasis of calm in a typical frantic Caribbean town as part of a tour and really enjoyed the short stop off in the area. The added bonus was the free WiFi available in the square. Took a little while to attach to it but once on it worked fine.
Written 11 April 2022
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK9,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Independence Square is a pretty green area in Basseterre within 5/10 minutes walk of Port Zante cruise dock. There is a delightful 19th Century fountain in the centre, and some very interesting trees including one big tree that splits into two with a bench sitting in the gap underneath. The square used to be called Pall Mall Square but the name was changed in 1983 to commemorate the island's independence. The fountain in the centre was erected to commemorate the introduction of piped water into Basseterre. Well worth a visit and nice to chill here on one of the benches and take in the views.
Written 14 February 2022
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Cam N
Los Angeles, CA205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Be prepared that wherever you go in St. Kitts you are bound to run into a monkey or two or three or more.
Its seems that the monkey is a trademark and the icon of the island and out shine the main tourists locales.
It also seems that in every island there is an Independence park which commemorates the places were slaves were bought and sold. Basseterre is no different, the square here is full of greenery and surrounded by tall trees.
Nearby is the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception dedicated in 1928,somewhat later than some of the other islands.
The blue and white painted building not too far away from the grey stone church, is the court house which serves as not only as conducting court cases but as a jail. Justice is swift in Basseterre. Government house and the governor's bungalow type house as well as the WW I and II memorials are also worth a visit.
Palm Court is a special place as it displays a garden of cariacatures, a swashbuckling pirate, jolly roger, swings for the children are all surrounded by swaying palms. The highlight here is a swank cafe, beautiful scenery and indoor treats. A decaying sugar cane plantation factory is on the way to Frigate bay.
At Frigate Bay, the panorama is amazing and here is were the parade of monkeys begin. For a fee the "monkey business" man will take pictures of his monkey "Eddie" climb on your head, in your arms and into your heart. There is also a makeshift gift stall as well as a phenomenal view of the Atlantic ocean and Caribbean seas merging.
In town at the colorful pier more monkeys parading about are seen, but to photograph them a fee is required. The shops and boutiques are plentiful and carry stuffed monkey toys, monkey mementos and one store even gives out a monkey charm for your bracelet, free of charge just for the asking.
I learned to appreciate the monkey scene in St. Kitts but I prefer,
"No monkeys on me."
A sister island of St. Kitts( aka St. Christopher) is Nevis( Spanish for snows). Alexander Hamilton,a US president was born in Nevis.
Monkeys abound
Written 29 January 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My wife and I walked round this square when briefly stopping off in the area. It's bordered by the Roman Catholic Cathedral and a number of other interesting buildings and is a nice place to stop to chill for a short while.
Written 30 March 2020
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Ian K
Alnwick, UK702 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a lovely quiet park, the heart of the rightly prized independence of this island. Children play, older folk sit and enjoy the peace, only a couple of minutes from the bustling centre. Delightful!
Written 26 March 2020
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