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Once the site of slave auctions and council meetings, the square exemplifies Colonial-style architecture.
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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"slave trade"
in 5 reviews
"catholic cathedral"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 3 reviews
"pleasant spot"
in 2 reviews
"historic location"
in 2 reviews
"nice square"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 2 reviews
"enslaved africans"
in 2 reviews
"central fountain"
in 2 reviews
"green space"
in 2 reviews
"pall mall"
in 2 reviews
"back in the day"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"port zante"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quiet tranquil square just far enough away from the cruise ships to stay quiet but near enough to get to easily. Don't forget to visit the Gallery café on the far side if you visit - it's well worth it.

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Independence square had been around for a long time before its name was changed in 1983. Though all along the square was not what I envision when thinking of places called square” – pavement. This square was and is a park with nice walk ways,...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk from the cruise ship terminal this is one of the areas worth visiting, lots of history - especially connected to the fountain, there are a few plaques indicating how the park and fountain came about. Lots of tree's and some benches, good...More

Thank Scene-set
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Quiet place to sit and Shade from the sun. This square is rich culture and history must see when visiting.

Thank Dameon G
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Large square with highly decorated fountain , shrubs and trees. There is shade to be found offering a welcome respite from the heat on your way to visit the Co-Cathedral on the far side of the square. Important advice: carry bottled water as it will...More

Thank hisreverence
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Nice location, lot's of history, but fountain's water is green. You have the impression that the place has been abandoned. Too bad since it means so much to the history of the population.

Thank Christian M
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Probably giving this a 5-star for all the wrong reasons. A pleasant enough square but I was in awe of the colour scheme on the fountain. It reminded me of the Alexander the Great fountain in Skopje! Clearly, nowhere near the same scale and bereft...More

Thank DinFrance
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Walked thru town one day. Went thru the park, lots of trees and shade. The Catholic church is across the street.

Thank lakemama41
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This square is a beautifully green open area which is peaceful and serene. It stands in the centre of the capital and having been formerly called Pall Mall Square ( see the red British Phone Box still in existence ) it was re-named Independence Square...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

On a walk around Basseterre it is easy to find Independence Square and it is a pleasant spot to walk through.

Thank kenbaines
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