The island of Trinidad abounds with fascinating sites that should be on your list of “Things To See.” Between the unique architecture and the historical significance of the top landmarks, each spot proves to offer something of interest
If you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Trinidad. To learn detailed information regarding each museum, just click on the name.
A landmark worth visiting is Central Bank Money Museum. It is located in downtown Port of Spain. Owned and staffed by the Central Bank, this museum will take visitors on a journey across the world and time to see how money, its use, and the way it is made and stored has changed over the years. At this time, the museum is closed for a complete upgrade and renovation, with the expectation that they will reopen in September of 2015.
Another common landmark for vacationers is National Museum & Art Gallery. It is found in Port of Spain, Trinidad. If you can only visit one museum during your trip to Trinidad and Tobago, make it the National Museum & Art Gallery. Here, you'll get a little bit of everything: history, culture, and art.
Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago: Long before Europeans discovered the Caribbean, a group of native people that inhabited each individual island. The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago shares the history of these people with those who embark on a tour of the premises.
The following table lists some key facts regarding museums you might enjoy on Trinidad.
|Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection||(868) 623-1841 ext. 255||2.4 mi. East of Central downtown Port of Spain||Trinidad|
|Central Bank Money Museum||(868) 625-2601 ext. 2151||Downtown Port of Spain||Trinidad|
|Chaguaramas Military History & Aviation Museum||(868) 634-4391||5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Port of Spain||Trinidad|
|Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago||(868) 673-7007||Trinidad and Tobago||None|
|National Museum & Art Gallery||(868) 623-5941||0.7 mi. North of Downtown Port of Spain||Trinidad|
Do you enjoy learning about the history of the places you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your vacation.
One popular destination is President's House. It is located in St. Ann's, Trinidad. Much like the White House in the United States, the President's House is the official residence of the president of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally built in 1876, the house has served as a governor's residence, a museum and art gallery, the governor's residence once again, and finally the president's quarters.
Another option is Fort Picton. It's a historical site Built by the British in 1797 fearing an imminent invasion by France or Spain, Fort Picton was the solution. The island's governor hoped that this single fort would be enough to hold off the other European empires.
Stollmeyer's Castle: The building is currently unopened to the public, but tourists can view it from the outside.
Check out the chart below for a listing of historic sites on the island.
|(868) 639-3970||2.0 mi. North of Central Port of Spain|
|Fort Picton||--||1.0 mi. East of Downtown Port of Spain|
|--||Downtown Port of Spain|
|President's House||(868) 624-1261||1.6 mi. North of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Stollmeyer's Castle||--||1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
Visitors can explore some other interesting landmarks on Trinidad.
The table just below enables you to get some key facts regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to travelers.
|Tourist Attraction||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Lighthouse||0.7 mi. South of Central Lower Manzanilla|
|Lighthouse||0.6 mi. North of Central La Brea|
|Lighthouse||15.0 mi. West of Central Port of Spain|
|Lighthouse||2.1 mi. South West of Central Chaguaramas|
|Lighthouse||Downtown Port of Spain|
Bear in mind that you'll find a nice selection of kinds attractions available. Anyone needing to find more details about other attractions by following this link.
Located in Independence Square in Port of Spain, the was built in the 1820s, and is well visited because of its architecture. The cathedral still holds daily services, and visitors are welcome to attend.
Artisans from India constructed theon Trinidad, complete with an 85-foot statue of the god Hanuman. The temple is an active place of worship, so no pictures may be taken inside, but guests are welcome to snap photos on the grounds outside.
Despite being destroyed in a fire, today thein Port of Spain looks very much like it did when it was built in the 1820s. Visitors are welcome to enter the cathedral and sit in on a daily service.
The Presbyterian church in Port of Spain is. It was built in the 19th century, and is a simple, but beautiful structure.
Whether you are on a spiritual journey and hope to attend services at some of the islands' historical religious spots, enjoy learning about military history, or can't resist a trip to the top of a lighthouse for a look out over the surrounding areas, Trinidad and Tobago has something to offer you. Leave at least one day of your trip open for site-seeing, and you're sure to return home with a few stories to tell.
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