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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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TripAdvisor
  • Walked around the park, we sat down and watched the world go by a relaxing time, lots of birds around.  more »
  • Knowing the history of this site (the place where enslaved Africans were auctioned) is important in fully appreciating it.  more »
  • This was a well kept park close to the cruise ship terminal. The Catholic cathedral is also nearby..  more »
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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.