Port of Spain
Port of Spain is the capital city for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain, however, is only the third largest city behind Chaguanas and San Fernando but it’s the premiere city in all of the Caribbean. Port of Spain is a very modern city with a beautiful skyline. There are some very beautiful sites to see while you are in Port of Spain. Some of these great sites include The National Academy of the Performing Arts, Queen’s Royal College, the Gothic Rosary Church, Red House (Parliament), Christopher Columbus Square. The city has different named areas including Downtown, Laventille, Belmont, Woodbrook, St. Clair, St. James, Mucurapo, and Queen’s Park Savannah.
There is no shortage of things to do and see in Port of Spain. Lots of culture and art to visit and experience while you are here. One of the oldest theatres in the country, The Little Carib, was founded by Beryl McBurnie, a local dance legend. Queen’s Hall was built to serve as a multi functional facility and various theatrical events take place here. The city’s newest addition is the National Academy of the Performing Arts and the very modern looking building has lively acoustics and is simply joyful to be in.
You’ll also want to visit the National Museum and Art Gallery. This museum and gallery is Trinidad and Tobago’s most important art museum and it worth your time to visit.
Food and fun
You don’t have to wander very far in Port of Spain to find some great nightlife and restaurants. Pretty much any type of cuisine you are looking for can be found. There is American, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Thai, French, Japanese, Chinese and a host of other nationalities that you can enjoy while you are in Port of Spain. There is also the Ariapita Avenue area which has lots of great entertainment where you can find jazz lounges, open air dining, and all sorts of live entertainment.
Plan on spending a minimum of 2 days to explore some of the great food, arts, museums and entertainment that Port of Spain has to offer. If you can afford to stay longer, you won’t regret it.