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Independence Square, Basseterre
(3.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This square is located in front of the Cathedral of St. Kitts. For those coming from the port and The Circus, has a plaque that tells a little of the history of the island.
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  • Since Bassterre has no excessive points of interest to visit, if you hire a tour around the island not you be excessively long. An option at the end of that tour before returning to the boat, if you've arrived there on cruise ship, is to visit close to the port where the plaza is located. It is a pedestrian plaza, Park, with a fountain in its Center. The part that we agreed there are a sign that explains its history both in English and in Spanish.
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  • Another local "more of the same" in St. Kitts. And nobody's interested in telling the story of the place, just say what it is.
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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.