Shopping Tour in Port of Spain, Port of Spain (Self Guided)

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.
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Shopping Tour in Port of Spain Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Port of Spain
Guide Location: Trinidad and Tobago » Port of Spain (See other walking tours in Port of Spain)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: sabrina
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Maraj and Sons

1) Maraj and Sons

Situated on the southern end of Frederic Street, Maraj and Sons is a jewelry store with a lot of history and tradition. This luxury family-run shop has been in business for over 50 years. It offers visitors a wide selection of fine silver, gold and valuable stone jewelry, which include bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. Visitors can also choose from a great collection of souvenir jewelry suitable for any occasion. Maraj and Sons is a perfect place to buy something special for the dearest ones.
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Frederick Street

2) Frederick Street

Frederick Street is considered the main shopping area of the city. Found here are several shopping centers, small souvenir shops and street vendors, as well as a number of lovely cafes and restaurants ideally suited for a break from a long shopping spree. Among the items sold on Frederick Street there are fashionable clothing, accessories, local crafts, souvenirs and others. The street is also famous for housing fabric stores selling high quality textile.
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Henry Street

3) Henry Street

Henry Street is well packed with a number of small specialty shops, shopping arcades and fashionable stores. Whatever you are looking for--attractive hand-made jewelery items, decorative accessories, good quality textiles, local crafts or unique gift ideas--all these can be purchased on Henry Street. It is a very convenient place to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family.
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Charlotte Street

4) Charlotte Street

Charlotte Street is another shopping venue worth visiting while in Port of Spain. It is traditionally crowded with street vendors selling everything, from local craft items, such as jewelery and accessories, to local salted fish delicacy to small appliances. The street is also a home to several shopping arcades selling fashionable garments, bags and other designer items.
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Independence Square

5) Independence Square (must see)

Independence Square lies near to southern end of the city. Formerly named Marine Square, it was renamed in honour of Trinidad and Tobago's independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. The Square runs from east to west and is bounded on the north side by King Street (the southern street bears the name of the square). The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception lies at the eastern end of the Square (although the roadways bounding the square continue past the cathedral). The western portion of the Square forms the Brian Lara Promenade.

The square was constructed on reclaimed land at the waterfront and was originally called Plaza de la Marina. When the British captured Trinidad in 1797 they translated the name to Marine Square.The tallest buildings in the country, the Nicholas Tower and the Eric Williams Plaza are located on the southern side of Independence Square.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Port of Spain for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Port of Spain has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Port of Spain, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.