The Emperor Valley Zoo is the main zoo in Trinidad and Tobago, located north of the Queen’s Park Savannah and west of the Botanic Gardens in Port of Spain. It is also the only zoo in the Caribbean to house Lions, Giraffes, an entertaining Giant Otter and a 30 year old 12 foot Crocodile.
The Emperor Valley Zoo is dedicated to providing housing, meals, recreation for animals and, yes an exciting experience for the enthusiastic animal lover and even the average visitor. Since its first opening to the public in 1952, the zoo has added an amusing horde of animals to the EV family that has been the centre of attraction for visitors. At present, the zoo exhibits over 100 animals which include, Monkeys, Snakes, Lions, a varied species of Fish and Birds and recently added llamas, Flamingos, 2 Giant Otters, a tower of Giraffes, Warthogs and White Bengal Tigers.
Located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, Port of Spain; the Zoo sits on a spread of lush flora and fauna that creates a relaxing surrounding for visitors. Getting its name Emperor from the name Morpho or Emperor Butterfly (Morpho peleides insularis) that was once a frequent visitor to the flourishing area, the Zoo has become a popular attraction for Sunday family outings and school visits.
There’s much to see and enjoy at Emperor Valley Zoo, look out for the new additions to join the EV family soon. From the depths of Africa to Trinidad, a rhinoceros, zebras and ostriches will soon be the newest attractions.
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The Chapel was dedicated to all the saints rather than martyrs only. All Saints is considered one of the oldest Churches in Trinidad and Tobago. It also holds great history and interesting Architectural designs within its walls with beautiful stained glass windows and a hand carved Episcopal chair.
This house is one of the Magnificant Seven. The structure was built in 1903 by the fifth Archbishop of Port of Spain, Patrick Vincent Flood. It is also known as the official residence of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Port of Spain.
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Built in 1804, by Sir Thomas Hislop for protection against the Napoleonic fleet. The fort looks over the city of St James and has a great view of the Gulf of Paria.
This French-English grand house is second in line of a tour of the Magnificent Seven, following Queens Royal College.
The Knowsley Building in Port of Spain is a beautifully constructed building worthy of being among the Magnificent 7.
Enjoy the thrill and excitement of watersports in the Gulf of Paria with this great team of guys who are only serious about having fun on the water.
Trinidad and Tobago’s memorial in honour of nationals who served and perished during military service in World Wars I and II. A majestic cenotaph is located in the middle of the Park where a wreath-laying ceremony is held annually on Remembrance Day.
Our very own Masterpiece
The museum established in 1892 and was originally called the “Royal Victoria Institute”. The museum house about 10,000 historical pieces of art work.
This Waterfront is undeniably one of the most picturesque places in Port of Spain.
The largest roundabout in the world, the Savannah is also the centre stage of Trinidad Carnival, Steel pan, Sports and other forms of entertainment.
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St. Andrew’s Golf Course, otherwise known as Moka Golf Course because of its location, is one of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean. It was established in 1891 making it one of the oldest in the world.
This Scottish styled castle was built by Charles Fourier Stollmeyer in 1904. In March 1971, the Castle was opened to the public for the first time, and it is now a main destination in any city tour of Port of Spain.
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