Columbus Square, Port of Spain

Columbus Square, Port of Spain

Just a short walk from the magnificent Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is Columbus Square, built at the end of the 19th century in honor of Christopher Columbus who, back in the late 1490s, discovered Trinidad on his famous journey across the Atlantic. The statue, a present from a wealthy local merchant, crowns the square to mark the historical importance of this great voyage.

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Columbus Square on Map

Sight Name: Columbus Square
Sight Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Port of Spain Historic Landmarks Tour  

Walking Tours in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Create Your Own Walk in Port of Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Port of Spain

Creating your own self-guided walk in Port of Spain is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Port of Spain Architecture Tour

Port of Spain Architecture Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, is a famous destination renowned for many reasons, including music, cuisine and the annual Carnival, a cultural event bringing to the island thousands of tourists. As a major shipping and financial hub of the Caribbean, the city's skyline is dominated by skyscrapers, of which the most prominent is the iconic Nicholas Tower. To explore...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Port of Spain Historic Landmarks Tour

Port of Spain Historic Landmarks Tour

Trinidad and Tobago's capital Port of Spain is a lovely city with interesting history, duly reflected in its diverse architectural heritage. The city, commonly referred to by locals as Mucura, has several charming and perpetually busy squares, beautiful green parks, intriguing old streets and a modern financial district. The following walking tour will guide to the city's most prominent...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Shopping Tour in Port of Spain

Shopping Tour in Port of Spain

Port of Spain is a city of great shopping opportunities. Whether you are shopping for memorable souvenirs, gifts to take home or famous designer labels--the city has plenty of options to offer. Apart from large shopping arcades, most of the Port of Spain streets boast a wide range of specialty shops and street vendors selling hand-made jewelry and other local crafts. By taking this tour you will...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km