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Address: Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Also called Independence Square, the recently refurbished center of Port of...

Also called Independence Square, the recently refurbished center of Port of Spain is popular place to relax, with benches, street vendors and free concerts.

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A must see

Independence Square and Brian Lara Promenade are the same. They begin on the western side at the boat shuttle to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral on the eastern side. There you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2015
GastonEPhillips
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Arima, Trinidad
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in seeing the heart of Trinidad this is the place. There are several malls with the latest in clothing. Banks are readily available up to 2pm from Monday to Thursday Friday it is later. Street side vendors are seen hustling their products from clothes to market goods. The monumental cathedral which it's historic architecture is on... More 

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Thank franka1001
Trinidad
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Due to it location in downtown Port of Spain, it is the best place to relax while shopping and take in the lovely view of its surroundings.

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Thank Trevor R
Arima, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Independence Square and Brian Lara Promenade are the same. They begin on the western side at the boat shuttle to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral on the eastern side. There you will find most prominent businesses, banks and landmarks. You should stop to take in a game of chess while eating your doubles or any other local food.

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Thank GastonEPhillips
Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The heart of the city. Food Banks Shopping Easy transportation Public events from time to time Good police presence

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Thank TheBachans2014
Tunapuna, Trinidad
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Yes if you are a tourist then you can take a deep breath and venture here. I suggest you start Arthur Hyatt side and stop at the roundabout. It will NOT reflect what Trinidad is about however it will give a good idea of port of Spain life. Keep your personal items safe as pick pockets are rampant.

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Thank Smeahzidente
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Whether it be a cultural exhibit, a mini street-concert, old men playing chess under the trees, or a homeless guy dancing to the music of another nearby activity, located in the heart of Trinidad & Tobago's capital of Port of Spain, the Brian Lara Promenade always full of activity. ...and if you believe I'm kidding about any of my above... More 

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Thank Charles P
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

The promenade is a great place to sit and relax with friends or family. There are nice flowers along the walkway along with a statue of Brian Lara at the end of the promenade. It's not far from the Radisson hotel and a cool walk to the stadium.

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Thank Simmar16
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place has an awful stench! I keep wonder if this is indeed the Capital of this country! It is filled with idlers & people who sit on the benches all day doing God knows what. I just try to pass quickly when I'm there. This place needs to be upgraded & power-washed at some point!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Its a lovely walkway through the city of Port of Spain, away from the busy streets and pavements, its lined with trees and seating accommodation. You charge your phones on the poles for the lights. Do not visit during the nights, there are lots of destitute people at night.

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Thank Sita S
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This place is filled with vagrants and hustlers. Not forgetting robbers. Great place to get opinions from public servants

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