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“Historic site in honor of Bajan Independence near Chamberlin Bridge”

Independence Square
Ranked #54 of 93 things to do in Bridgetown
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Outdoor area near several resturants, shops, and having several vendors nearby this area is in the capital city and located near Chamberlin Bridge, the Parliament Buildings etc. No cost as it is an outdoor area so perfect for a stroll with a small or large group. Stroller friendly. Great place/area to explore a bit with numerous bits of history extremely close by!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is a large open square area that commemorates the independence of Barbados from the British in 1966. Located in the centre of Bridgetown.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

On our last full day in Barbados, my wife and I started with a walk around Independence Square. This tribute to the Barbados 1966 independence is located along the waterfront in the heart of downtown Bridgetown. One of the largest monuments in the Square is the arch which has a large plaque near the base with the Barbados Pledge engraved on it. Nearby is a statue of Errol Walton Barrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados, who is recognized as the Father of Barbados’ independence.

Another significant monument is the obelisk which pays tributes to the Barbadians who served in World War I and World War II and made the ultimate sacrifice.

There is a lovely fountain in the square, which adds to the beauty of the waterfront. It also commemorates the original piping of water into Bridgetown.

Thank jonahNJ
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is a well designed and modern square located adjacent to the Careenage in the centre of Bridgetown and a former car park where many meetings were held prior to independence. The square offers a $ 3 million redevelopment providing a statue of Errol Walton Barrow, the father of Independence, water features, artwork and seating and park landscapes. It was transformed between 2005 and 2007 before the official opening. It's a tranquil space with great views and a relaxed feel to it. Spend some time here as it is peaceful and on a hot day would be a great place to relax as an alternative to the beach.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

After walking along the Careenage promenade and across Chamberlain Bridge you come across Independence square which is worth a visit since it is picturesquely situated by the river.

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