Attractions

Top Choice Park in Port of Spain

Queen’s Park Savannah

Once part of a sugar plantation, and formerly home to a racecourse, this public park is encircled by a 3.7km perimeter road that locals call the world’s largest roundabout. In the early evening when the scorching he…
Top Choice Museum in Port of Spain

National Museum & Art Gallery

Housed in a classic colonial building, the dusty historical exhibits range from Amerindian settlers to African slaves and indentured Indians. There are also geological and natural-history displays – check out the ta…
Top Choice Zoo in Port of Spain

Emperor Valley Zoo

Just north of Queen’s Park Savannah, the 2.5-hectare Emperor Valley Zoo may be small, but has some interesting residents, including indigenous red howler monkeys, ocelots and various birds and snakes native to Trini…
Top Choice Gardens in Port of Spain

Botanical Gardens

Resplendent with exotic trees and plants, and networked by gentle paths, the Botanical Gardens date from 1818. A graceful mansion built in 1875, the adjacent President’s House, which is closed to the public, is slat…
Park in Port of Spain

Woodford Square

This grassy square with its 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 speeches here, which eventually…
Park in Port of Spain

Waterfront Park

Off Wrightson Rd opposite Independence Sq, the paved Waterfront Park is overlooked by high-rise offices of the International Waterfront Centre and the Hyatt Regency. Though a bit sterile, with its could-be-anywhere …
Notable Building in Port of Spain

Stollmeyer's Castle

With its battlemented turrets, this fabulous Scottish baroque pile really does have the feel of a castle, and looks spiffy after a recent refurbishment of the interior and exterior. Modeled on the British Queen's ho…
Notable Building in Port of Spain

Red House

This imposing Renaissance-style parliament building was constructed in 1906, having been rebuilt after it was destroyed by fire in the Water Riots of 1903. It's currently under restoration, with construction work st…
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. The home of the Anglican church in Trinidad and Tobago, its impressive ceiling is supported by an elaborate sy…
Area in Port of Spain

Independence Square

The hustle and bustle of downtown culminates along Independence Sq, two parallel streets that flank a central promenade. The commanding 1836 Roman Catholic Cathedral caps the promenade’s eastern end; at its western …