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Address: Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and...

Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and featuring the Cage, which used to be a jail for runaway slaves.

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A small shopping centre with overpriced tat. You can barter but its not easy. We tried to buy cigarettes there and they were $10 per pack.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
DeenDavid
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small shopping centre with overpriced tat. You can barter but its not easy. We tried to buy cigarettes there and they were $10 per pack.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to see - apart from the monument to Sam Sharpe and to people watch. When visiting a place I guess we all have preconceived ideas - Montego Bay did not live up to my expectations.

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Thank Escape-overseas
Glen Cove, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

crowded during the day, many different vendors, and a good place to people watch. store prices in the areas are competitive

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I grew up in MoBay. I remember the days of concerts and street vendors and walking through this square as a school girl. Now it's VERY overcrowded. Too many cars, too many street vendors on the "sidewalk", not enough walking space for pedestrians.....not to mention when the kids are out of school! It's 10x worse! It's hard to even cross... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I am sure there are many beautiful & welcoming places in Jamaica but the town of Montego Bay is not one of them. Our visit was a cruise stop off so it can hardly be a full picture of the place however enough time to debunk a few myths. Our carriers' advice was to get a minibus taxi @ $USD7... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Sam Sharpe Square is in a bustling location and is a great memorial to a local hero. It's worth a visit to see and read about his accomplishments.

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Thank luvtoflydubai
Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Learn about Jamaica's history and culture at the two gallery/museum spaces in the building in the Square.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It is the town center and is rather busy with people but the town in pretty ghetto so it was not that nice. It was the real montego bay and you see what the normal life is though.

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Thank satobt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Sam Sharpe is an important part of Jamaica's rich history, so I'm really glad I went as part of my trip.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

was able to show my son one of the Jamaican heros... I showed pics on the net before our holiday was good to show he Sam Sharpe's statue....

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