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Address: Thames Street, St. John's, Antigua

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Cant miss it in St Johns

It is hard to miss this huge statue of V C bird the countries first prime minster and who the airport is named after. Its situated on the main crossroads of ST johns just before... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
andycoldham
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Crawley, United Kingdom

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Sutton,surrey,United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Must see if in St Johns, a piece of History. Tells you a lot about the Great Man who was so important to Antigua.

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Thank Lynette N
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

very nice. father of the nation this man has done soo much for this country .blessed is the man .may his soul rest peacefully

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Thank Anthony M
St. John's, Antigua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

First of all, the Location is incorrect. Lower All Saint's Road near the Market Complex. A fitting monument for the late "Father of the Nation" which symbolizes leadership for all citizens

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Thank hoj255
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This statue of the first Prime Minister is located a short walk from the cruise ship terminals and is beside the main market. The market has a range of food and arts-and-crafts on sale. The monument is a huge statue-like figure of the man and is probably one of the most colourful objects of this nature anywhere in the world.... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It is hard to miss this huge statue of V C bird the countries first prime minster and who the airport is named after. Its situated on the main crossroads of ST johns just before the main bus station. The statue is so big it looks out of context and is badly in need of a new paint job, mind... More 

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Thank andycoldham
Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We recognized the name from V.C. Bird Airport. The plaque gives a good explanation of the man's life but the statue itself is showing signs of age. The paint has come off in several places and the area around the statue is in need of a good cleaning. We expected far better.

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Drummore, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The V C Bird Monument, is reasonably well maintained, and by that I mean it is reasonably frequently repainted. It portrays the founding father of the independent Antigua, and a man well revered on the Island. The airport is named after him, V C Bird International. There is a small but tidy park area behind the Monument, often frequented by... More 

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Thank Gordon C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This rather gaudy monument is rather false in my opinion, if you read in depth about the history of Antigua, I recommend 'A Small Place' by Jamaica Kincaid, you will understand that this man was not the hero he is made out to be. Very annoying that the airport is named after him.

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Thank bridget l
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Heard of the monument before heading into town. Passed it a couple of times, I didn't think it was attractive. No worth coming out to view.

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Thank Pat B
St. John's, Antigua
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a monument to the father of the nation who helped get them independence from the British. It's a good photo opportunity. You can learn much more about V.C. Bird at the museum. A very important person in the history of Antigua and Barbuda

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