Queen's Park Savannah 1 mi. N of Woodford Square, between downtown and Northern Range hills. Occupying approximately 260 acres, the Savannah is Port of Spain’s largest green space. The oldest park in the West Indies, it was turned it into a city park in 1817 and is encircled by the world’s largest roundabout.
|Queen's Park Savannah as seen from Fort George in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
National Academy for the Performing Arts This new building opened in 2009 for the Summit of the Americas. It houses a 1,200-seat main auditorium as well as additional stages, practice halls, and teaching rooms in the University of Trinidad & Tobago section.
The National Museum & Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago
Memorial Square Opposite the National Museum.
Anglican parish Church of All Saints This church dates to 1845.
The “Magnificent Seven” This row of seven extravagant mansions that date back to around 1900 displays a range of colonial architectural fantasy. Currently the houses are in a state of disrepair, and most are being refurbished. None are open for tours.
●Queen’s Royal College This boys’ school was attended by Dr. Eric Williams and the Trinidadian Nobel prizewinner V.S. Naipaul. It is surrounded by an ornate cast-iron fence.
|Queen's Royal College in Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
●Mille Fleurs/Prada House Built in 1904 in the style of a typical town house of the period, this early French Renaissance-style mansion is currently the law association headquarters. It is noted for its wrought iron fretwork.
|Mille Fleurs/Prada House in Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
●Archbishop’s Palace This Indian-style structure was built by an Irish architect.
|Archbishop's Palace in Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|White Hall in Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|Stollmeyer's Castle/Killarney in Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
Emperor Valley Zoo
Royal Botanical Gardens Open daily 6am–6pm. Free. Governor Ralph Woodford and botanist David Lockhart, who is buried in a small cemetery here, established these gardens in 1820, making it one of the oldest gardens and oldest collections of exotic plants and trees in the western hemisphere. More than 200 species grow in the Orchid Display House. The 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds are a favorite among locals for post-zoo picnics.
|Royal Botanical Gardens in Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
President’s House Located adjacent to the botanical gardens, this mansion is fronted by its own manicured gardens.
roundabout This circle provides access to the suburbs of St. Ann’s and Cascade (go left) and the Lady Young Road, which snakes over the foothills to join the highway heading east out of the city.
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images ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers; Magnificent 7 images courtesy of Trinidad & Tobago Tourism