Champ de Mars, Port-au-Prince

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Walk around at Champ de Mars, Port-au-Prince's major park and hub of political power. Afternoon crowds here provide a window into daily life in the capital, when you can gather with locals and chat with friendly street vendors and artists. Peruse the park's several monuments to discover the history of Haiti: the ruins of the national palace, a former army barracks, and statues of Haiti's founding fathers (Pétion, Louverture, Dessalines, Christophe, and Capois). A visit to Champ de Mars represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Port-au-Prince trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • July 21, 2017
    You must see this neighborhood because it is the spot where true revolution took place many times. It is a place of the people and you can feel it. A nice park filled with the locals and it is very sa...  more »
  • February 1, 2017
    We stopped for a bus tour... but we could not disembark the bus.. .This said that m, was not impressed.
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  • October 29, 2016
    Following a two-week trip, hosted in a religious centre in Port au Prince, I have seen the human misery of this troubled country to a humanitarian disaster and a lack of humanity. Whenever I got to eat at this place, I was faced with children abandoned, doomed to themselves who came to recover the remains of my meal. When I referred the problem to a sister of the religious center that hosted me, it just said that it shouldn't do anything otherwise these children would lose their 'freedom'. I think that this speaks for itself. Not to mention 400 thousand children of domesticity, children to the status of slaves, nearly half a million in Haiti...
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