New Kingston Walking Tour (Self Guided), Kingston

Kingston, Jamaica has the New Kingston area that boasts some tourist attractions. You will see beautiful buildings and parks. There are many specific Jamaican monuments there as well. Take this self-guided tour to explore this new part of the city.
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New Kingston Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: New Kingston Walking Tour
Guide Location: Jamaica » Kingston (See other walking tours in Kingston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 Km or 4.6 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Trinity Moravian Church
  • St. Andrew Parish Church
  • Clock Tower
  • Devon House
  • Bob Marley Statue
  • Independence Park
  • Emancipation Park
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Trinity Moravian Church

1) Trinity Moravian Church

Trinity Moravian church was established in 1954 as part of the bicentenary celebrations of the Moravian Church in Jamaica. The foundation stone was laid on the 9th of December 1954, and the building was dedicated on the 18th of January 1956. Church members came from all the neighbouring areas so that the congregation provided a meeting point for people from different social and economic groups who might not otherwise have met. While the church was being built, services were held in a nearby home so that when the church was opened, communicant membership was already 61, rising to over 400 by 1966, with large numbers of young people and children in Sunday School and youth organisations.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Andrew Parish Church

2) St. Andrew Parish Church

St. Andrew Parish Church is a landmark church in this area. It is considered one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Jamaica. It dates back to 1664 and is an Anglican church. The building that you will see today was built in 1700. It was constructed from red brick and features arched entrances. There are monuments and memorials, and a cemetery near the church with gravestones.
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Clock Tower

3) Clock Tower

There is a tall Clock Tower on an intersection in New Kingston Area. It is called Half Way Tree Clock Tower because it is located in the neighbourhood Half Way tree. This landmark tower stands to mark the old Half Way Tree district. The tower is built in Victorian style and dates back to 1913 when it was constructed by public subscription to commemorate King Edward VII of England.
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Devon House

4) Devon House (must see)

Devon House is a historical place in New Kingston. The building is very beautiful and is located in a very beautiful park. Devon House is also a Heritage Site and a national monument. It was constructed 127 years ago by Jamaica’s first black millionaire. There is a very famous ice cream shop that sells the most delicious ice cream in the city. Tourists and locals can enjoy recreation, shopping and dining.
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Bob Marley Statue

5) Bob Marley Statue (must see)

You will see the statue of Bob Marley, famous Jamaican reggae musician, in New Kingston. Bob Marley Statue is an artistic interpretation of the musician with his guitar, that made him so popular. Marley was probably the most famous person of Jamaican origin. He was the first to represent to the world the indigenous music of that region. Tourists like to take pictures with this statue.
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Independence Park

6) Independence Park (must see)

Independence Park is a large and very popular sports and cultural complex located in the New Kingston area. It was constructed for the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, and many famous games have since taken place there. You will see statues of famous Olympic sportsmen and winners of gold. At the entrance to the stadium as well as on the site itself, there are some statues of champions.
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Emancipation Park

7) Emancipation Park (must see)

Emancipation Park is a gem in the centre of Kingston. It stands as a symbol of the incredible beauty of Jamaica. You will see beautiful tropical flowers and other plants. There is a wonderful, huge bronze sculpture called "Redemption Song" sculpted by a famous local artist. The statue depicts a naked black man and woman facing each other and looking up to heaven. The Park symbolizes the freedom of this country.

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