The Knowsley Building in Port of Spain is a beautifully constructed building worthy of being among the Magnificent 7.
Located on the southern side of the Queen’s Park Savannah sits this glamourous building of such architectural quality that it really should belong to the set of uniquely designed colonial buildings located on the western side of the Queens Park Savannah referred to as the Magnificent Seven.
Facing the Savannah, Knowsley is bounded by Chancery Lane to the East, Dundonald Street to the West and Albion Lane to the south. Originally built in the year 1904 as the residence for Mr William Gordon, a prominent city merchant, the building was designed with yellow bricks and hand hewn local limestone which adorns most of the colonial structure. The original veranda was made from marble imported from Italy and the original inner staircase was made from wood imported from Guyana. Additionally, an Italian artisan was responsible for the gesso work done to the ceiling of the ground floor.
After being underutilized and almost abandoned for many years, the government of Trinidad and Tobago in 1956 bought the building and restorative work was undertaken. Soon after works were completed the building was handed over to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it now houses an arm of the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago.
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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.
The Royal Botanic gardens houses 700 hundred trees of which thirteen percent (13%) are indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago while the other trees and plants represent all the other continents of the world.
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.
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.
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.
Queen’s Royal College was opened on March 25, 1904 at Queen’s Park West by Governor Sir Alfred Maloney. Presently, Queen’s Royal College has been reformed to one of the oldest Secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago.
Showcasing and selling locally handcrafted souvenirs, Cuban and Dominican cigars, Trinidad- made organic chocolate, honey, coconut oil, coffee and fashion.
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.
Relaxation, Fun and Family Games