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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  • July 20, 2017
    I was disappointed to see such a landmark and historical part of St Kitts left in such a deplorable state. The grounds were not kept up, some railings were falling apart, the paint was pealing off of ...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    We really enjoyed stopping here on our cruise ship visit. We couldn't decide on a sitdown restaurant, so once we walked through town we found ourselves here. There was a very nice food truck and we ha...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    A quiet park with pretty shade trees. The water fountain featured in the center did not work...no water. It was a bit run down but still a nice place to stroll. The independence sign to the park is be...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    Great place to take a break and enjoy the sounds of the city. Beautiful trees.
  • July 2, 2017
    Pretty much the centre of Basseterre. Great meeting point if you ever get lost.
  • May 21, 2017
    So much culture and history. Tress were gorgeous
  • February 13, 2017
    Was a beautiful park, but the water fountain did not work and you couldn't use the benches because the birds deficated on them.
  • May 17, 2017
    Nicest place in Basseterre to relax and catch a Breeze

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