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Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein)

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This is one of those unavoidable places if you visit Parbo. Most of the city's attractions are... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Ying Z
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Queensland, Australia
walk around

I walked around the capital city. The square is close to the market where you can buy local fruits... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Caribbean27
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is one of those unavoidable places if you visit Parbo. Most of the city's attractions are around this Square. We loved the stroll along the river ad the Dutch style buildings. Also saw some staff looking after the stray dogs near the parliament house...More

Thank Ying Z
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The square is nothing much, but the streets around it has some wonderful old Dutch colonial houses in good shape. It's hot so try and visit early in the morning or on Sunday morning when there is no traffic.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I walked around the capital city. The square is close to the market where you can buy local fruits and vegetables as well as a plethora of other things. It was nice to go there to catch the feeling of the city. I would recommend...More

Thank Caribbean27
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Independance square is under construction and will be open to the public in 2018. This square is center point between historic buildings and the boardwalk at the river side. It is a nice place to be. When in good condition, families come here with...More

Thank MARJORY F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Surrounded by the Presidential Palace, Flag Plaza and the city hall, the muddy "grass" square is since this week (May 16) fenced and under construction.

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Before independence in 1975 the 'Onafhankeliijksplein' was called by the Dutch the 'Gouvernementsplein'. The big open square is surrounded by the country's most important buildings: the Presidential Palace - all in white, the Parliament (De Nationale Assemblee) - a modern construction and the Ministry of...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

a simple square with lots of history. it is surrounded by the presidential palace and other historical buildings in a area that is on the unesco heritage list. The square itself is used at special occasions

Thank Cristel D
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 and nearby the city center and Waterkant.

Thank Ashok_Bhattoe
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a great place to take pictures near the Presidential Palace, the history of the Square is interesting as well!

Thank Engerdes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We did this by tour but you can also go with own car. Very nice to see the place where Suriname celebrates her annually independence day. Next to Waterkant. Also nice to see the flags of friended nations of Suriname.

Thank salma6
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