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Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good21%
  • Average43%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible8%
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

its where you can get vehicles to most other major stop off points, there are a lot of food options, especially at night. not the safest part of trinidad to be, but there are usually so many people that you don't need to keep on...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Just a quick stop for a photo op and only during the day due to crime in Port of Spain. I recommend a tour guide to show you this and the other special places in POS. Island Experiences did a perfect job for me.

Thank vla62
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is really not much of a tourist attraction. It's an elongated semi-green space that extends from the basilica to almost the sea. Towards the sea end of it, there's not much happening. As you walk in, you'll see more of locals hanging out, sitting...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Long park with lots of locals hanging around, didn't feel comfortable at all, felt being watched from all directions, nothing special about this place. The only good thing to see was the The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, on the East side of the square,...More

1  Thank aquauomo
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I was expecting so much more than what I saw on Independence square....being the heart of the city one would expect it to be so vibrant and full of activity for tourist ....so no it's not one I would recommend ...

Thank calypsobob2015
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The heartland of the business area in T&T! The area turns into a hotspot for traders and people wanting to 'Lime' (hang out) at night. The hustle and bustle of activity is quite intensifying, and provides an amazing buzz after dark.

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Out of all the Independance Squares I visited, I have to be completely honest and say that this one is pretty lame...the area is relatively unsafe and has a lot of American chain restaurants...of course, there is a statue or two, but that is about...More

Thank Engerdes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very little to Do and see. Three days is enough. Very boring place. Always warned of crime. Makes you a bit scared

Thank Pravin B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Lots to see, shops to visit. If you need a bank, or food to eat this is a good place. However, gets very buy and watch as you cross the roads. Never a good time to avoid as it is always busy.

Thank _bajanrose_9
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It is a very long and large "square" right in the busiest center of Port-of Spain. Lots of restaurants, shops, banks, etc you will find everything along this square that leads to the sea.

Thank Filipa C
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