The largest roundabout in the world, the Savannah is also the centre stage of Trinidad Carnival, Steel pan, Sports and other forms of entertainment.
The Queen’s Park Savannah is Port of Spain’s largest open recreational space. Covered with low grass, the 3. 5 km (2 miles) perimeter of the Savannah, as it is called by locals, is lined with large beautiful samaan and poui trees. Originally part of the St. Ann’s Sugar Estate, the Savannah, now owned by the state, is Port of Spain’s main outdoor recreational park. On weekends and week day afternoons, the Savannah comes to life and is the destination for sports enthusiasts, health fanatics, joggers, family picnics, strolling couples and persons seeking to indulge in the sumptuous local street food served by vendors. The Savannah is surrounded by many interesting attractions. If you are interested in nature, the Savannah’s north side features the Hollows, the Botanic Gardens and the Emperor Valley Zoo. Looking for a cultural experience? Then head to the Southern side to visit the National Museum, the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), and the Grand Stand which is used to host various concerts and cultural events, including our world renowned Carnival. Much of Port of Spain’s architectural heritage is preserved along the western edge of the Savannah, where the Magnificent Seven, a group of early 20th century buildings are located. These include the Queen’s Royal College; the residences of the Anglican bishop (Hayes Court) and the Roman Catholic archbishop, Mille Fleurs, Roomor Whitehall (once the office of the prime minister) and the majestic Stollmeyer’s Castle ostensibly modelled on the Scottish Balmoral Castle.
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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.
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.
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