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Address: Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the...

Also called Brian Lara Promenade, this crowded area runs the width of the center of Port of Spain.

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Out of all places...

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Engerdes
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Princeton, New Jersey
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank John T
Princeton, New Jersey
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 it!

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Thank Engerdes
Ho Tram, Vietnam
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Pravin B
Bridgetown, Barbados
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank _bajanrose_9
Cascais, Portugal
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Filipa C
Colorado
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My family visited on Independence day. A beautiful sea of red,white and black, littered the streets. As the patriotism was at its highest we stroll through Independence Square, which is the same as Brian Lara Promenade. Such a beautiful place to be....

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Thank karyn M
Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Walked over the square but there isn't much to see there. Just a square with a bunch of streets and a lot of cars :)

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Thank CasHoefman
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just an everyday square with a large KFC on the corner, lots of traffic, and busy with people getting about their business. Nothing to write home about. It does have a local, downtown atmosphere but generally unattractive.

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Thank Aria818
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the city. Interestingly enough I also noticed the friendly nods of hello from passerbys.

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Thank Farran54
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Visitors to Trinidad must end up on the Brian Lara Promenade. It runs from the gorgeously restored Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the East to the Fast Ferry Terminal after the traffic lights to the West. It has greenery, art, peaceful vistas in the West, and buzzes with activity in the East. It is chaotic at times, for it... More 

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