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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  • It is a large square in the center of Basseterre (Basseterre). That square to commemorate St. Christopher & Nevis (St Kitts) independent from the United Kingdom in 1983, and arranged the fountain in the middle there, neatly around the lawn and trees with a bad, I am unable and the atmosphere is good. Palmar (Pall Mall square) was to be renamed the Independencia square. And waited for the buying and selling of the Negro slaves who had been brought from Africa is trapped in the basement of a building in the South of the square, this square is where slave market was likely. Fountain in the Center is finished in a color, but a few visible figures fit this land skin color is Brown was painted. These fountains create a statue in white marble typical ginger, so skin color is white because you thought it the wrong.
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  • If you are taking a tour, drive by and hear the history. Crazy that the aerial view of this location is shaped like the British flag!  more »
  • We were here for the day while cruising. We walked through the town and then up through the old district where we came across the square. There was a lot of work being done on the maintenance of the s...  more »

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