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Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and featuring the Cage, which used to be a jail for runaway slaves.
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monument in Montego Bay 'Sam Sharpe Square' is in honour of one of Jamaica's national Hero The Rt Excellent Samuel Sharpe. Sam Sharpe was instrumental in fighting against slavery in the 1800s in Jamaica and the eventual abolition of slavery in the country. Sam...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Marie0771
Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

Jamaica paradise best country to visit it has a lot of attraction areas and it is tranquil and serine.the people r so super fantastic and friend best Caribbean country to vist

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rapper51
Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

Awesome monument!! The exhibit shows Sam preaching to his people. Sam Sharpe did not die in vain, he was declared as one of Jamaica’s National heroes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karen0415
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

An amazing place to visit with some real Jamaica in culture. Go with a good driver. Chances are he has a local there that he steers tourists to.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stevepZ2361AB
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Fun to visit, lots of shopping nearby. It's a pretty navigable city, but not quite what I expected from songs about Montego Bay all of these years. It's mostly functional rather than exotic or recreational.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 12 January 2019

As we were dropping people off downtown we drove down St James Street and stopped at the Sam Sharpe Statue which is located in the centre of Downtown Montego Bay (which wasn’t a pleasant part of town). Sam Sharpe was born into slavery in 1804...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had the opportunity to stop at the square while our our private tour of Montego Bay Jamaica this May 2018. We visited The Cage, downtown Montego Bay, Sam Sharpe Square and the Museum and the Statues. Visit here as a tour of the city....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank David A
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The whole downtown area of montego bay is great to see. beautiful views of the ocean and mountains. Many things to see and do. The church and graveyard were awesome to see. Lots of history and culture and stories. Was very informative. Enjoyed the downtown...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Jamaica's path of independence from slavery was started by Sam Sharpe, so we really wanted to visit. However, the square is in a very congested part of town. It was crowded and we were hassled by locals. And it felt very unsafe

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank teufel47
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This a good place to visit. It is a historic place that had a large influence on the growth of Jamaica. It is a place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Angela W | Reviewed this property |
It was rush hour and so many ppl but it was safe.