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Address: Port of Spain, Trinidad

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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Not much to see here

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 :)

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....

Thank karyn M
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 :)

Thank CasHoefman
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Thank Aria818
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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.

Thank Farran54
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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 

Thank Nicole P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is basically a round about where people can sit or relax if they are in Port of Spain and shopping. There is a lot of people and traffic usually but it is a good place to just sit.

Thank Anastacia A
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A good lime with friends just taking in the scenes and watching as people go by. You can even get involved in a game of drafts.

Thank VHShortt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great to see a bustling capital in a small island and to see how developed Trinidad is. Good place for bargains. The truth is...peace of mind is lacking knowing there have been alot of robberies, petty thefts. It's also a shame the homeless people are scattered everywhere and the smell of urine fills the air.

Thank brittskrajkumar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Being here will tell you a lot about trinidad but i won't call it an attraction. Is a hot spot of life and traffic that will let you realize that trinidad is a country built on foreigners investments, from the amount of banks. That is very unhealthy, you are surrounded from any fast food you know. The nice boardwalk with... More 

Thank Fabio B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Caribbean style hustle and bustle. For the adventurous visitor not easily intimidated. The east side has the historic RC cathedral which is worth a visit but is also adjacent to a somewhat lower income area of the city. Average Trinidadian workers on the go to and from work but be aware of the occasional vagrant looking for a handout. Leads... More 

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