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Address: Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Once the site of slave auctions and council meetings, the square...

Once the site of slave auctions and council meetings, the square exemplifies Colonial-style architecture.

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Small park, local experience

If you are on a cruise ship and taking a walk around on your own, This is a nice little park to get some history and be amongst the islanders. It's not a destination, but rather... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
jeff f
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Louisburg, North Carolina
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when visiting St Kitts. Have a nice lunch at Lemongrass or Ballahoo on the square. Lots of history. You'll feel like you're back in the days of the pirates!

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Thank MCogliati
Bradenton, Florida
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510 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is the historic plaza where slaves were auctioned. It is now a wonderful park with many old and historical buildings. Nice walk from the port.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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316 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are on a cruise ship and taking a walk around on your own, This is a nice little park to get some history and be amongst the islanders. It's not a destination, but rather a nice stop along the way

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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Within walking distance from the cruise line pier, this historic location is a beautiful green park surrounded by aging structures. There is a fountain located in the middle that I'm sure was magnificent when it operated. This is where slaves were taken back in the day to be sold. Several beautiful churches are near by and there is often school... More 

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Thank John A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Visions of a square for Europeans usually conjures up a paved area hemmed in by large buildings, often important ones like the national museum or parliament. Independence Square is more like a park, with lovely big shade trees and benches. There is a fountain in the centre. This was the area where slaves were bought and sold in the bad... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were told that we must see the Independence Square when touring Basseterre. Having done so, it it one of those "been there done that" things that was ok. A nice local park / monument site that has significance to the locals I am sure as most of the people there were locals. The park could certainly use some TLC.... More 

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Thank George C
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a beautiful little park. There is a fountain in the center that is not working and could really use some fresh paint and fixing up. The grounds seemed to be clean and well cared for. The trees are huge and must be very, very old. There are benches to sit on in the shade. We took some time... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

In the center of Basseterre you will find Independence Square, it is surround by some of the oldest and most important building St Kitts have.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The square now has a lovely aspect to it with fountains and a church but hides a dark past when slaves were bought and sold here in the midst of the slave trade.

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Quite a few flowers, and plenty of seats to sit and while away some time. Several turtle doves and white egret birds seen.

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