Queen's Park Savannah, Port Of Spain
Queen's Park Savannah, Port Of Spain - Address
Address: Queen's Park E, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Queen's Park Savannah, Port Of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago is a little island country that is home to many influences, Spanish, Indian and British just being a few. One can see this riot of culture at Queen’s Park Savannah, as people play cricket and rugby during the day and polish off some rotis in the evening, all the while surrounded by stunning Spanish era architecture.
The Peschier family used this 260 acre space of grassy land to grow sugar, and at its heart lay the Peschier Cemetery. The entire area, except the cemetery, was bought by the City Council, who then turned it into grazing land. Soon, the area was turned into a public park meant for the people of Port of Spain. Ever since the early 19th century, the space has been source of joy and a peaceful place to enjoy at ones leisure. This leveled area is perfect for all kinds of sport, with just a ring of trees around its edge. A horse racing track allowed equestrians and racing lovers to unite, while pitches were creates for rugby, cricket and football.
Today, the Savannah is used for pretty much the same reasons. Joggers and walkers take full advantage of its great size, while other sports are played upon its grassy surface. In addition to it being a meeting point for the athletically inclined, it also serves as a visual point of interest for many thanks to the beautiful Spanish architecture present here, as well as other interesting shops and buildings that surround the Savannah at all sides.
- Nature lovers will gravitate towards the northern side, as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Emperor Valley Zoo are placed there. Those interested in historical buildings can visit the official residences of the country’s president and prime minister, as well as the Queen’s Hall.
- To southern side, is the Grandstand, a large area used for all kinds of colourful cultural events that was once used as a horse racing venue.
- The western side is where the real architectural beauties are, home of the ‘Magnificent Seven’. These gorgeous late Victorian buildings consist of a college, the residences of the Bishop and Archbishop and other ornate chateaus that are as beautiful as the flowers that grow upon the Savannah.
Make your way through people playing ball and nature lovers picnicking in the grass and find yourself at the centre of Queen’s Park Savannah, the Port of Spain’s largest open space (and the biggest traffic roundabout in the world!)
Queen's Park Savannah Information
- You’ll find vendors of oyster, corn and coconut here.
- Fridays and Saturdays are the best days to go.
- There are a lot of music concerts that take place here.
- Take a St. Ann’s taxi at the taxi stand located at the corner of Hart and Frederick Streets and the driver will drop you off directly in front of the compound.
How To reach Queen's Park Savannah by Public Transport
- At the Public Transport Service Corporation’s hub at City Gate in Port of Spain, hourly scheduled buses proceed along the Queen’s Park Savannah from 6:00am to 6:00pm.
Restaurants Near Queen's Park Savannah
- Chaud’s Restaurant (Creole)
- Ipanema Restaurant and Lounge (Brazilian, Contemporary)
- Jenny’s on the Boulevard (Chinese)
- Battimamzelle (Caribbean)
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The paved area of this famous landmark of Queens Park Savannah is a great location to spend quality time with the family, significant other or group lime. The ambience is just right. There are several food vendors on site from which you can choose from an assortment of morsels. The entire perimeter and area of this former estate serves ideally for those living or trying to live a healthy regimen. Throughout the year, events are kept here from time to time eg carnival activities, kite flying competition, independence day parade for patriots, concerts etc. Has a historical past.
Lovely historical place. But the traffic and public treat it poorly. I won't rate it down for that but I would hope the governing body take care of it more. It's widely known and popular to not just locals but foreigners as a historical and important landmark
Q.P. Savannah night life is great. A variety of stalls selling various delicious dishes. Great, relaxing liming spot when you want to unwind with family and friends.
The Caribbean may be even the world's largest roundabout. A natural grassland with few trees in the middle allowing for many sport activities to be practised opened to the public. Many historic sites like White House, Queens Royal College, Emperor Valley Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Queens Hall (theater), Hilton Hotel (great panoramic view), NAPA - northern academy of the performing arts etc. are scattered around this green grassland in Port of Spain. 😍
Very good place for a family picnic or get together. There's always some kind of activity here; from cricket to football and even rugby. During carnival season it's better yet with a wider range of events taking place from the parties leading up to carnival Monday and Tuesday to dinanche gras calypso competition to parade of the bands on Monday and Tuesday.