Top ChoicePark in Port of Spain

Queen’s Park Savannah

Once part of a sugar plantation, formerly home to a racecourse and now the epicenter of the annual Carnival, this public park is encircled by a 3.7km perimeter road that locals call the world’s largest...

Top ChoiceFort in Port of Spain

Fort George

Get a truly spectacular bird's-eye view of the Port of Spain cityscape and the Gulf of Paria from this colonial-era fort, with stone-built defensive walls pierced by a row of ancient cannon. There's a wooden...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Port of Spain

National Museum & Art Gallery

Housed in a classic colonial building, the rather dry historical exhibits range from the oil industry to Amerindian settlers, the colonial era and indentured Indians. There are also geological and natural-history...

Top ChoiceGardens in Port of Spain

Botanical Gardens

Resplendent with exotic trees and plants, and networked by paved paths, the Botanical Gardens date from 1818. Take a stroll or relax in one of the handsome wooden gazebos; at Christmas time, trees along the...

Park in Port of Spain

Woodford Square

This grassy square with its central Eros and Aphrodite fountain and ornate bandstand is the symbolic center of downtown Port of Spain. Dr Eric Williams, Trinidad and Tobago's first prime minister, gave stirring...

Museum in Port of Spain

Central Bank Money Museum

Newly refurbished and with ferocious air-con that provides a welcome break from the downtown heat, the Money Museum is a surprisingly absorbing affair, with a solid history of currency from cowrie shells to hard...

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Stollmeyer's Castle

With its battlemented turrets, this fabulous Scottish Baronial pile really does have the feel of a castle. Loosely modeled on the British Queen's home at Balmoral (and properly called Killarney, though it's...

Plaza in Port of Spain

Waterfront Park

Nudging the Gulf of Paria opposite the western end of Independence Sq, and linked to it by a new raised pedestrian walkway over Wrightson Rd, the paved Waterfront Park is overlooked by high-rise offices of the...

Area in Port of Spain

Independence Square

The hustle and bustle of downtown culminates along Independence Sq, two parallel streets that flank the central Brian Lara Promenade, named for Trinidad's cricketing hero. The commanding 1836 Roman Catholic...

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Red House

Named for its burgundy paintwork, this imposing Renaissance-style parliament was constructed in 1906, having been rebuilt after it was destroyed by fire in the 1903 Water Riots. It's currently in the last stages...

Cathedral in Port of Spain

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The majestic, Gothic-designed Holy Trinity Cathedral, at the south side of Woodford Sq, dates from 1818, but sustained major earthquake damage in September 2018. The cross atop its main spire was knocked askew...

Arts Center in Port of Spain

National Academy of the Performing Arts

The glinting curves of this arts center, looming over the southeast corner of Queen's Park Savannah, are an eye-catching backdrop to the park, a sort of Sydney Opera House in glass and steel. Despite its good...

Notable Building in Port of Spain

White Hall

Clad in white limestone imported from Barbados, this imposing structure dates from 1907 and has undergone a complete interior and exterior restoration, which finished in late 2019 and saw it returned to its...

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Mille Fleurs

Shrouded behind fencing and covered by a protective temporary roof, intricate Mille Fleurs sports beautiful decorative ironwork, but is one of the most neglected of the Magnificent Seven. It was near to collapse...

Zoo in Port of Spain

Emperor Valley Zoo

Port of Spain's 2.5-hectare zoo has a host of indigenous species – red howler monkeys, ocelots, caiman and various birds, snakes and tropical fish – there's an otter pool with an underwater viewing area, plus...

Cathedral in Port of Spain

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Built in the shape of a Latin cross from limestone quarried in the Laventille hills, and completed in 1851, the ornate, Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral and its magnificent ceiling are looking spiffy...

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Archbishop's Residence

Unlike some Magnificent Seven buildings, the home of the Roman Catholic Archbishop has been meticulously maintained, and features rows of arched windows and a castle-like tower.

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Roomor

Boasting intricate gingerbread fretwork and coiling iron railings, Roomor is one of the prettiest of the Magnificent Seven houses, and is still a private residence.

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Hayes Court

Built as the residence of Trinidad's Anglican bishop (but now in private hands), this French Colonial–style building features intricate stonework and a wraparound veranda.

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Queen's Royal College

Resplendent with red and gray brickwork, and topped with a looming central clock-tower, QRC is home to one of Trinidad's most prestigious boys schools.