Derek Walcott Square, Castries

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  • At the time the park behind the square was closed because they were setting up for an event. It was nice, however, to view the poster and information about this writer..  more »
  • Were on island 1 day course could not fail to visit this area. During the day a lot of people and machines. In the center of one big traffic jam. Near the market close. Very recommend there or in nearby shops to buy souvenirs, TC at the airport they are unwise. Magnet 11 us dollars.
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  • We were in that beautiful island until 7 p.m., when we start heading to the island of Martinique, distant 116 nautical miles. Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles, located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is believed that the first European who arrived on the island was the Spanish Explorer Juan de la Cosa around 1500. The name was assigned by the French, who were the first to colonize it. Because of the strategic importance of the natural port of Castries, today its capital, the island was the subject of a long struggle between France and Great Britain, it changed ownership 14 times. It was only in et 1814 when the British settled definitively. The island is of volcanic origin. The first inhabitants of the island of St. Lucia were the Amerindian Arawak, probably arrived until it aboard their canoes around the year 200, to prevent new fights with the Amerindian Caribbeans, more aggressive, which had already fought by the possession of several lands in the past. The traces of the presence of the Arawaks are quite evident, both on the coast and in the interior of the island. Thus, indigenous Cristóbal Colón found in one of his last trips to America, in 1504, were the descendants of the Arawaks, though historians show some scepticism about the fact that Columbus went through this island, there still a reference to such visit in the diaries of the Genoese sailor aboard. The name of Santa Lucia, in any case, after the passage of Colon and is shrouded in mystery, as also the navigator Juan de la Cosa, sailor of the Grand Admiral, features which became it in 1504, with his boat, and the island that he had called on a first When the Falcon had been renamed, but not by him, with the name of Santa Lucia. For more than one century lost the traces and the news on this island, which reappears in the annals in 1605, when some British nobles carried out an attempt at colonization in the southern part of the island. The attempt was not crowned with success: the Amerindians finished with them, and the few survivors decided to steal a ship to escape by sea. Wasn't it best Sir Thomas Warner in 1639, in 1651 were Frenchmen who tried to seize the island, becoming with it and losing at least one dozen times over a period of 150 years, in an endless struggle with the English which lasted STA the victory of the latter in 1814. The first settlements (the original village was Soufriere), then began to assume an urban context, although on several occasions the atmospheric effects forced settlers to again begin their work. Slavery and plantations guaranteed welfare settlers until the abolition of slavery, which was reached after numerous struggles brought in the middle of the century. The adventurous life of this island went ahead with conflict between English and French, cyclones and devastating fires that swept Soufriere and Castries until in 1863, peace returned to the island with the stabilization of the English administration, he encouraged the coal traffic, prompting the port of Castries became one of the largest in the Caribbean. The rich tourist industry met its boom since the second half of the seventies of the 20th century. Since 1979, Saint Lucia is an independent State. Its most illustrious celebrities are the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 Derek Walcott and the Nobel Prize in economics in 1979 Arthur Lewis. Creole culture, with its musical and culinary style dominates the life of the island, which, just like the Creoles, is very and full of rhythm and fun. It is an island that has finally found peace and social welfare under the Sun and the sound of the Caribbean. In air-conditioned bus, walk by Castries and the large market of the city, the third in the world according to the book of National Geographic Food Journeys of a Lifetime (unrepeatable gastronomic trips). We discover the city centre and the Catholic Cathedral, with its original stained glass windows painted by santalucense artist Dunstan St Orner Sir. The mass was being held and was full of schoolboys wearing uniforms indigo blue color. We visited the Derek Walcott Square, which is named after the famous native Nobel of the island. There they showed us the history of the Massau, tree of 400-year-old who gives shade to square. We could see the colonial architecture of the Central Library of Castries. The next stop was the viewpoint of Morne Fortune, where we look at stunning views over Castries and could even be far on the horizon, the coast of Martinique. We also saw the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, the most prestigious teaching center of Santa Lucía, which carries another Nobel Prize of the island name et. But in St. Lucia there is much more, as we soon see through their picturesque rural populations, where we could see the quintessence of genuine island life. There are spectacular views of the Gimmie mountain, the highest mountain of the island and the plantation of bananas from the Roseau Valley, the largest of the island. We made a stop at the mirador de Roseau, where we can admire spectacular views. There we were offered with a snack of bananas and coconuts, as well as the local rum-based cocktails. The return trip to the port of Castries, did crossing the Millennium Highway, allowing us to see other rural areas of the island.
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  • Great outdoor space. Historical. Easy to find.
  • The heart of the city of Castries, it's a lovely location to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
  • Nice place to walk..events take place
  • Great place to listen to the church bell ring
  • Very cool place to escape the city sun.

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