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. Make Independence Square part of your personalized Basseterre itinerary using our Basseterre trip planning site .
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  • The Park is amazing and fluffy. And a good place to relax from all the cruse tourists. Unfortunately, there was no water in the fountain, and it looks to be a while since the last time.
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  • We pasted past it on our jungle safari. Tall monument. I am glad that they are an independent country.  more »
  • Quiet place for stroll surrounded by Georgian buildings... which urgently requires some maintenance. It was once a slave market.
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  • Generally a nice spot for ice cream and food. Good to sit and relax. Plenty of shade and grass. Well kept. Not an all day place. No bathroom.
  • A beautiful open air park in the heart of town with deep historical roots. Independence Square was named on the occasion of St. Kitts and Nevis achieving political independence on September 19, 1983. Originally called Pall Mall Square, The Government first acquired it in 1750 and it rapidly became the administrative, commercial and social centre of Basseterre. The Square was the site of the slave market. Slaves arriving from Africa were temporarily quartered in the basement of a building on the south side of the Square.
  • Very nice and reasonable place to have a drink and eat food. See new faces and people from all over the world..
  • Great area to sit-down and relax. The space can be more desirable with better Management.
  • Oh yes it was very good, a nice place to be, you feel safe, it is very clean and quiet. Big up to everyone.

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