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Independence Square Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place which also has the black star memorial. It also has a viewing gallery & parade ground. A nice place worth going once but poorly maintained.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shaishavv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in August 2019. I didn't climb to the top as there was a fee. Took photos in the square like all other tourists. There isn't much else to do here.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Talyrobin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

See with a guide the history is an interesting one. The story of the revolution in Ghana and the independence of the African Black Star.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cduncan1604
Reviewed 9 October 2019

Massive Square. I have never seen a square so large Shame though as i dont believe it is put to maximum use.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JoanO539
Reviewed 5 September 2019

For students of history and anti-colonialism, this is an important site. For others, pay attention to what happened here.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kwesi R
Reviewed 3 September 2019

The beach in the background makes the Independence square appear regal. Osu Castle is also visible in the distance and though we didn't visit the Castle, it is on our to-do list for our next visit to Ghana

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kenosky
Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Right there between the Black Star Gate and the Atlantic Ocean, the square is very extensive and breezy, clean and colourful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jydeoo
Reviewed 12 July 2019

Independence and the adjoining Black Star Squares are symbols of new Ghana. Everyone comes here who needs a photo proof they visited Accra.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 3 July 2019

There was good feeling in this square, and fun to imagine it thronging with people and parades, however on an average day, it is a large square with bleachers to the side. Good to get a feel, but don't allocate too much time.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SusieT169
Reviewed 26 June 2019

The Independence Square is normally used for national events since it's an important place for Ghana. We had a church program here on Good Friday 2019. It was an amazing experience. Even though my colleagues and I went late and because of that we couldn't...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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lexiearabia
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Response from Bill E | Reviewed this property |
Of course, I can provide no official explanation. I'm not even sure Ghana's government has different names for this combined area. The Black Star arch is a monument across the way from the parade grounds & stands. In any... More
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