"Port-of-Spain" Port-of-Spain by nsbm

Port-of-Spain Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 89 photos

The capital city of Trinidad & Tobago. 60,000 folk live here and the greater metropolitan area figures around 250,000 trinis.
Busy & hectic centre with cool peripheries POS is the centre of haute couture, business and carnival joie de vivre. Its really one of the friendliest towns for tourists as there are so few! Forget the bad press, press on to POS...
Pick up the free widely available Discover Tinidad and Tobago publication for up to date info. Hey people check out the NEW POS in progress in the travelogue.

the heart of the city...

Queens Park Savannah the 'heart' of city life preserves the carnival color when its poui trees celebrate with pink and yellow foilage....Many of the citys major sites of all creeds are found around this large open 'roundabout' park...Known as Cumucarapo - 'place of the silk-cotton trees' by the Amerindian tribes; the Spanish renamed it 'Puerto de Hispanioles' which later became Puerto de Espana around 1560.....see things to do ...

colonial charm..YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABES!'

POS became the capital in 1757. Don Maria Jose Chacon the last Spanish Governor developed the city until it was invaded & repatriated for the British in 1797.
The population of POS peaked @100 000 in the 1960s, but the current rejuvenation of the waterfront and the headquarters for the Caribbean States has given the city a long awaited facelift....

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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Love the architecture of the Magnificent Seven!! The interior of the Holy Trinity is quite impressive too! Ive only ever transited through Piarco..never taken time to explore!Ill have to change that someday!

  • Jan 10, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    thanks for sharing the nice photo! I've really seen this beautiful viview during our Spain Travel two years ago..

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2007 at 9:35 PM

    What a wonderful page of Port-of-Spain you've got here with excellent photos! Happy birthday from Finland!

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 9:47 AM

    Nice page. Best wishes.

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2006 at 10:09 PM

    Living on an island that counts "colonial" as architecture, I'm quite impressed looking at your pictures. The Scottish castle is my favourite, though.

  • thelittlevoice's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 8:04 AM

    Wow I really like your photos. I've been thinking about going there for a while now but haven't really sorted out the visa issue.

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