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“A bit of history: near Chamberlin Bridge, Parliament, former site Trafalgar Square”

National Heroes Square
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Bridgetown Walking Tour in Barbados
Ranked #49 of 93 things to do in Bridgetown
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Owner description: Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free, definitely a place worth a visit especially if it is your first time to Barbados and/or you are a lover of history. Statue of Lord Nelson is another reminder of the history of the island and its status as a British colony for so long. Knowing the history of the area, one cannot stand here without feeling nostalgic and melancholic but for history lovers this goes with the territory. Visited with a group on a walking tour of Bridgetown.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Across from Parliament buildings is this square with a statue of Lord Nelson. Also there is a war memorial and a monument to commenorate running water in Barbados. Interesting square.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We drove by this place during a bus tour of the island and the tour guide's explanation of it plus descriptions in our tour books did not induce us to make a return visit in person after the bus tour even though it is pretty close to the cruise ship terminal. Seems like a pretty ordinary place now and the thought of it having been a former slave market haunts me. Don't have much to add to the other recent reviews of this place.

Thank John E
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This extremely busy, traffic mostly, square, formerly known as Trafalgar Square is a delightful small memorial place right in the centre of Bridgetown, and at the northern end of Chamberlain Bridge. There's a dolphin statue for the water provision, an obelisk to commemorate the Barbadians who died during the two world wars and also, and possibly surprising, a statue of Lord Nelson, who visited the island in the early nineteenth century. It is right to retain this area but when we visited it was surrounded by traffic and barely noticeable. Perhaps the traffic could be re-directed but that's for the government to decide. I thought it was a shame to have it lost amongst the hustle and bustle.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

If you are in this area of Bridgetown you pass through National Heroes Square to get to and from the cruise ship terminal. There were lots of decorated Christmas trees around and the area is adjacent to Chamberlain Bridge and across the river from Independence square. Recommended

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