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Independence Square, Basseterre

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • The square is a bit "tired" but is pleasant enough, when exploring Basseterre for the day. Make it part of a walking tour.  more »
  • Nice to walk around and see the different statues. Amazing old tree in the centre which was cool to take pics with  more »
  • Found the Park after walking around town for a bit, and as we heading for the Large Church. Nice big park that has quite a few unique looking trees that make good photo opportunities. It also have a l...  more »
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  • Great place to take a break and enjoy the sounds of the city. Beautiful trees.
  • Pretty much the centre of Basseterre. Great meeting point if you ever get lost.
  • So much culture and history. Tress were gorgeous
  • Was a beautiful park, but the water fountain did not work and you couldn't use the benches because the birds deficated on them.
  • Nicest place in Basseterre to relax and catch a Breeze