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National Heroes Square

| High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Across Broad Street from the Parliament Buildings and bordered by High and Trafalgar streets, this triangular "square" (formerly called Trafalgar Square) marks the center of town. Its monument to Lord Horatio Nelson (although Nelson was in Barbados only briefly in 1777, when he was a 19-year-old navy lieutenant) predates Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by 36 years. Also here are a war memorial and a fountain that commemorates the advent of running water on Barbados in 1865.
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| High and Trafalger Streets, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square (formerly known as Trafalgar Square) is located in the center of Bridgetown, near the Parliament Building, Chamberlain Bridge and Independence Square and is easily reached from the cruise terminal. It contains 3 main memorials, an obelisk that was built in 1925 to commemorate...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I enjoyed seeing Heroes Square. I think there is some fascinating things to learn about the history of Hungary. However, not being able to speak Hungarian you can't read any of the scriptures on the statues. My suggestion is to go online prior to going,...More

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Close to the Parliament Buildings, this is a nice square with national war memorials and is easily reached from the cruise port.

Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Formerly known as Trafalgar Square, Heroes Square features several monuments, including Lord Nelson's statue. Plenty of shops & places to eat nearby, as well as the parliament buildings. There's a huge amount of taxis in this area & the drivers approach you frequently for a...More

Thank GemBright_UK
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The National Heroes Square contains 3 landmarks, the obelisk built in 1925 to commemorate those who died in World War II, the Dolphin Fountain built in 1865 to commemorate the first pipe water (1961), and the statue of Admiral Nelson built is his honor in...More

Thank happyjaveller
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Across Broad street from the parliament buildings and bordered by high and Trafalgar Street this plaza marks the centre of town, Formerly Trafalgar Square, National Heroes Square is located in the capital city of Bridgetown, Barbados. On June 4th, 1805, Lord Nelson visited Barbados and...More

Thank Cricketman_10
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place was formelly called Trafalgar Square, but from 1999 it's been known as National Heroes Square. It's known for Lord Nelson's Statue, so kind of impossible to miss in Bridgetown. Lot to see, do and shop nearby, so worth of visit

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Square in the centre of Bridgetown between the Chamberlain Bridge and Parliament Building dominated by a fine statue of Lord Nelson along with several other staues and monuments.

Thank Ken18
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Visited on the Walk Bridgetown tour. Our knowledgeable guide pointed out the plaque describing the Cage (temporary prison for runaway slaves), before we moved on to the Nelson Monument, the Cenotaph and views of the Parliament Building. On leaving the square, we also saw the...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Interesting little area around Heros Square opposite the Parliament Buildings. Nice statue of Viscount Horatio Nelson and this was erected to recognise his celebrated victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. There are quite few other staues erected to remember other Barbadian heros here as well....More

Thank George B
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