Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein), Paramaribo

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Located at the heart of the city and in many ways the hub of activity here, Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) attracts visitors interested in Surinamese history or those looking for a place to sit and admire grand colonial buildings. Stroll the plaza and take in surrounding sights like the presidential palace. Used just as much by locals for activities ranging from ultimate frisbee to dance classes, this square has a dynamic energy that balances its relatively unfussy aesthetics. A number of restaurants, hotels, and shops are also situated around the square. For Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) and beyond, use our Paramaribo trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Paramaribo vacation.
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  • Being a touch overweight myself, I love the statue of the tubby man; leaders are usually svelte, or at least portrayed that way, but here is an unashamedly portly politician. He gazes over a fine park...  more »
  • This square near the Parliament is of historical value. It is a place where everyone gathers for either festivals or where the locals show of their beautifull singing birds. Great for photographers an...  more »
  • This is a great place to take pictures near the Presidential Palace, the history of the Square is interesting as well!