Port of Spain Architecture Tour, Port of Spain

Port of Spain Architecture Tour, Port of Spain
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Claude Fletcher
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Trinidad and Tobago's main city of Port of Spain has no shortage of historic buildings, each with its own fascinating story. Take this self-guided walking tour to explore the city's most notable "Magnificent Seven" landmarks set around Queen's Park Savannah including Queen's Royal College, a fairy-tale looking Stollmeyer's Castle, the White Hall and others.

Port of Spain Architecture Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Port of Spain Architecture Tour
Guide Location: Trinidad and Tobago » Port of Spain
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Author: sabrina
Queen's Royal College

1) Queen's Royal College

Still regarded as the bastion of secondary school education Queen's Royal College is the oldest secondary school in the city. The college is noted for its famous German Renaissance architecture and tradition of multi-faceted education which continues to produce some of Trinidad and Tobago's leading thinkers, athletes, artists and politicians.

The foundation stone of the building was laid on 11 November 1902 by Courtney Knollys, who was the acting Governor of the day. The structure...
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Hayes Court

2) Hayes Court

Another building from the "Magnificent Seven" list is Hayes Court, the official residence of the Bishop of Anglican Church of Trinidad and Tobago. The house is named after Bishop Hayes who served at the end of the 19th century. The unpretentious, yet stern, look of the house takes its architectural inspiration from French and English house...
Image Courtesy of Flickr and St Boniface's Catholic College
Mille Fleurs

3) Mille Fleurs

A building of historical significance, the castle-house of Mille Fleurs was built at the beginning of the 20th century as a present from Enrique Prada to his wife. Mr Prada is known to have had interest in architecture and, together with a local construction company, he actively participated in the designing and building of Mille Fleurs that features a French provincial style with some elaborate carvings and other decorations. Throughout its history, the house had seen many owners until 1979...
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Angelo Bissessarsingh
Ambard's House (Roomor)

4) Ambard's House (Roomor)

Ambard’s House was built at the beginning of the 20th century by French architect Lucien Ambard. The beautiful house, also popularly known as Roomor, has the nickname derived from a combination of two names, Roodal and Morgan, the families that once lived there. The materials used in the house construction were brought from Italy and France. Ambard’s House has some lovely decorative features, such as colorful carvings, marble ornaments and iron cast elements. Today, Ambard’s House is the...
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Mark Morgan
Roman Catholic Archbishop's House

5) Roman Catholic Archbishop's House

Built in 1904, The Archbishop's Palace is the seat of the Archbishop of Roman Catholic Church of Trinidad and Tobago. The beautiful complex features a Romanesque-Irish design. The current resident of the Palace is Edward Gilbert, the country's 9th Archbishop. In the middle of the 20th century some of the building's floors and walls were remodeled with extra care taken to preserve the Palace's original design. The Archbishop's House is sited among the "Magnificent...
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White Hall

6) White Hall

The White Hall was built in 1904--same year as most of the “Magnificent Seven” buildings--by merchant Joseph Leon Agostini, featuring a Moorish Mediterranean style. Joseph Agostini’s family originates from Corsica, hence the White Hall's resemblance to the architectural style of Southern Italy and Corsica. During its history the building has housed the British Council Cultural Center, the Trinidad and Tobago Central Library, and governmental...
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Chris Fitzpatrick
Stollmeyer's Castle

7) Stollmeyer's Castle

The magnificent Scottish Baronial design of Stollmeyer’s Castle is attributed to Scottish architect Robert Gillies. Once the home of the Stollmeyer family, it is also known as Killarney. Today, the castle is used as Prime Minister’s office. The robust structure and elaborate design have assured the castle its place among the “Magnificent Seven”...
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Claude Fletcher
President's House

8) President's House

President's House is the official residence of the President of Trinidad and Tobago. The house is located next to the Botanical Gardens in Port of Spain. The house was built in 1876, however a previous building on the site, known as "The Cottage" was used as the Governor's residence from 1867. The stonework facade of the 1876 construction is made local blue limestone, while the roof is covered with Welsh Dutchess slate. The building contains Italian-style arched doorways and...
Image Courtesy of Flickr and Mike Hanson
Sight description based on wikipedia


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