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    Tourist Attractions in Trinidad and Tobago

    The most interesting tourist attractions places in Trinidad and Tobago. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Trinidad and Tobago

    Trinidad and Tobago is a relatively small island state located in the Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela. This country is notable for making tourism its main activity and the main branch of the economy.

    Here, literally heavenly conditions have been created for tourists by nature itself — clean sandy beaches, a favorable climate in which there are no sudden changes in temperatures and seasons, lush tropical greenery, many rare animals. People also tried their best, building comfortable hotels and offering travelers an excellent level of service, organizing magnificent carnivals.

    Russian tourists traveling to one of the islands of Trinidad and Tobago do not need visas, but they will have to fly through Europe, for example, London or Amsterdam.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Trinidad and Tobago

    Queen Savannah Park

    This is the largest park area located in the capital of the state — the city of Port of Spain. It occupies about 1.1 square kilometers. At the same time Queen Savannah Park is also the oldest park area on all the islands of the Caribbean Sea. The residence of the president of the country, a zoo and a botanical garden are located around the park, so there is something to see here. And the walk itself through the beautiful alleys and lawns will be a real pleasure.

    Queen Savannah Park
    Castle Stalmeyer (Stollmeyer)

    Castle Stalmeyer (Stollmeyer)

    The castle is located in the capital of the country — Port of Spain. Thousands of tourists come here every year, attracted by the unusual architecture of Stolmeer and its history. The castle is quite similar to a fortress, which looks similar to Scottish defensive structures, however, with a wooden floor and roof. You can visit the castle as part of a walk along the Queen Savannah Park — it is located on the western side of this park area.

    National Academy of Theater Arts

    The building, built only in 2009, is distinguished by a very peculiar, very modern architecture. The National Academy of Theatre Arts is the pride of Port of Spain. The area of the building is 40 thousand square meters, the central place is reserved for a hall capable of accommodating up to 1.5 thousand spectators. Performances are regularly arranged here, as well as practical classes on theatrical skills are held.

    National Academy of Theater Arts
    Movetown Entertainment Complex

    Movetown Entertainment Complex

    This is the number one entertainment complex in the entire Caribbean. For the first time on the planet, it was here that a cinema with ten screens was equipped at once! In addition, MovieTowne will be a great place for shopping, family holidays, going to a restaurant or just having a good time. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants here, as well as a variety of boutiques, so it's better to set aside a whole day for a hike in Moscow. Believe me, you won't get bored!

    Empire Valley Zoo

    This zoo is located in the northern part of Queen Savannah Park. Empire Valley was opened in 1947 and has collected a huge number of rare animals living in the Caribbean. When developing the zoo, all the features of the landscape were taken into account, and conditions were created for animals as close as possible to natural ones. It seems that you are not in a zoo at all, but really in the middle of a tropical forest or savannah.

    Empire Valley Zoo
    Parliament Building (Red House)

    Parliament Building (Red House)

    Unlike the White One, Trinidad and Tobago has its own Red House, the residence of the local parliament is located here. The building was built in the Greek Revival style and became an ornament of Port of Spain. The facade of the building is really red, so the name is quite justified. Some of the decorations and decorations were brought from the UK, and the panels on the ceilings were installed by Italian craftsmen. There is a fountain inside the building.

    National Museum and Art Gallery

    The complex is located opposite the Port of Spain Memorial Park, was created in 1892 and is now the main museum of Trinidad and Tobago. The collection of the National Museum and Art Gallery exceeds 10 thousand exhibits. The complex includes seven main galleries where you can see artifacts of the first settlers, objects related to the art of carnivals, as well as exhibitions of artists, both famous and beginners.

    National Museum and Art Gallery
    Museum of Money of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago

    Museum of Money of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago

    This is the youngest, but very interesting museum in the country. Founded in 2004, it has collected absolutely all banknotes and coins that have ever been used on the islands as a means of payment. Central Bank Money Museum Trinidad and Tobago includes three halls — The History of the state's Money, the Role of the Central Bank and the Money of the World. Interestingly, among the exhibits there are cowry shells, gold bars, and crosses Katanga, which were used by the first inhabitants of the islands as money.

    Peach Lake

    This lake is located near the town of La Brie and is one of the unique natural phenomena. Peach Lake is unique in that under the influence of tectonic factors, the oil-bearing layers here turn into asphalt of excellent quality, which is used in the construction of roads around the world, including in London. Tourists can watch how the finished asphalt is extracted. Near the lake is one of the business centers of the country — the city of Point Fotin.

    Peach Lake
    Royal Botanic Gardens

    Royal Botanic Gardens

    To Queen Savannah Park is a beautiful Royal Botanical Garden with a gorgeous collection of plants from all over the planet. The gardens began to be created back in 1818, now they occupy 25 hectares, so the walk can be delayed. The Botanical Garden is open to visitors from six in the morning until six in the evening. In the gardens there is also an old cemetery, founded in 1819 and well preserved to this day.

    Maracas Bay

    A forty—minute drive from the capital of Trinidad is the most popular beach area of the island - Maracas Bay. It is a picturesque arc with a length of 1.85 thousand meters with unusual beaches of soft cream-colored sand. The beaches are framed by palm groves and offer excellent conditions for recreation. There are especially many tourists here in February and March, when Trinidad has a dry season and you can sunbathe all day.

    Maracas Bay
    Caroni Swamp National Park

    Caroni Swamp National Park

    In Trinidad and Tobago, special attention is paid to eco-tourism, which is gaining popularity. Thousands of species of birds, butterflies, animals, reptiles and insects have been preserved on the islands. Many of them can be found in the Karoni-Suomp National Park, which is located near the capital of the country. You can get there by rented car or by bus, as part of an organized excursion. The park is known for its large population of ibises.

    Pigeon Point Beach

    This beach is very often found on advertising brochures, postcards and magazines. Pidgeon The Point is a really amazing place, a sample of exactly what a chic Caribbean beach should be. It is located in the bay Bakku, on the island of Tobago. Tourists come here not only to swim and lie on the sand, but also to do kitesurfing and freeriding, or just to watch how more experienced athletes do it. Pidgeon The point is great for a family holiday.

    Pigeon Point Beach
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