Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay

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Get a taste for local culture as you immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Sam Sharpe Square. Paying tribute to national hero Sam Sharpe, the cobble-stoned square fills up with merchants throughout the day. The suqare also houses the Monument of National Heroes, a bronze statue depicting Sharpe raising his arm and calling for freedom. Find the museum of St James, as well as an early 19th century building called the cage, which once held prisoners and slaves who were later auctioned away. Using our world travel planner, Montego Bay attractions like Sam Sharpe Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The whole downtown area of montego bay is great to see. beautiful views of the ocean and mountains. Many things to see and do. The church and graveyard were awesome to see. Lots of history and culture...  more »
  • Jamaica's path of independence from slavery was started by Sam Sharpe, so we really wanted to visit. However, the square is in a very congested part of town. It was crowded and we were hassled by loca...  more »
  • Impossible to walk freely without anyone want to accompany you to charge you anything. I haven't been able to walk freely through the city centre. You can't smile and be polite! You can't ask for information.
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  • The "main square" if you can even call it that. A museum on one side, and a couple banks with ATMs on the other. In between are people going to work and children going to school.
  • Was surprised how many people there had supposedly met me at the airport, even though I came in by boat ... be careful these guys will walk and talk with you for a while and then claim a fee for having served as a guide!
  • The center of the town of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Fantastic central water fountain and statues of heroes and home to the civil center. Scenic .
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  • I'm looking for a man named Charles Watson aka " Paul".He used to live at 38 Church street, Mobay. ..Does anyone know him? Or he lives?

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