Queen's Royal College, Port of Spain

Queen's Royal College, Port of Spain (must see)

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 was designed by Daniel M. Hahn, who was Chief Draughtsman of the Public Work Department and a Old Boy of Queen's Royal College, during the period when the school was housed at the Princess Building. Constructed at a cost of 15000 British pounds, the original building accommodated six classes for 30 boys each.

The lecture hall could hold over five hundred persons at a time. Notwithstanding the German origin of the plan, a legacy perhaps of Mr Hahn's student days in Berlin, the design of the interior is very definitely tropical with a delightfully aristocratic touch from the days when European school architecture was austere. QRC was not free at some point but after a couple years it became free.

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Queen's Royal College on Map

Sight Name: Queen's Royal College
Sight Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Port of Spain Architecture Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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.
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 discover the most popular shopping spots in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 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 landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
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 this and other attractions of Port of Spain, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km