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Independence Square, Basseterre

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Head to Independence Square and see what was once the site of the slave market of Basseterre. Slaves would arrive from Africa and were held in a building located on the south side of the square until they were brought out and then sold to their new masters. Featuring a central fountain surrounded by walkways, flat green glass, and benches under the shade of nearby trees, the square is also the location of important buildings, such as the city's cathedral and courthouse. A visit to Independence Square represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Basseterre holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This was a well kept park close to the cruise ship terminal. The Catholic cathedral is also nearby..  more »
  • This is a very well kept neat colourful location with plenty of seating to sit a while and contemplate or even read a book - it's adjacent to the well crafted catholic cathedral which itself is well w...  more »
  • A must see when visiting St Kitts. Have a nice lunch at Lemongrass or Ballahoo on the square. Lots of history. You'll feel like you're back in the days of the pirates!  more »
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  • Great taste of history, something that must not be forgotten. Tranquil place to kick back.
  • Lovely place to visit.the tour is so awesome you have to take a trip.
  • It's a great historical site and it's right in the middle of basseterre we can have lunch and just relax
  • Great place to relax. Love IQueens Ice cream
  • Its beautiful, weather and everything.