Red House, Port of Spain

Red House, Port of Spain (must see)

The Red House, home to Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament and Senate, is a splendid complex of buildings located near Woodford Square. Featuring Greek Revival style, the complex is made of two main blocks which are connected with an arched arcade passage. The Red House's construction dates back to 1844. The building was named "Red" after it was painted red when Trinidad prepared for the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In 1903 the Red House burnt down. Its reconstruction took four years to complete, upon which the House was reopened to the public again.

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Red House on Map

Sight Name: Red House
Sight Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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 or 0.7 Miles
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 or 1.6 Miles
Port of Spain Introduction Walk

Port of Spain Introduction 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 or 2.6 Miles
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 or 0.6 Miles