Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein), Paramaribo

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
Located at the heart of the city and in many ways the hub of activity here, Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) attracts visitors interested in Surinamese history or those looking for a place to sit and admire grand colonial buildings. Stroll the plaza and take in surrounding sights like the presidential palace. Used just as much by locals for activities ranging from ultimate frisbee to dance classes, this square has a dynamic energy that balances its relatively unfussy aesthetics. A number of restaurants, hotels, and shops are also situated around the square. Use our Paramaribo trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Independence Square (Onafhankelijksplein) and other attractions in Paramaribo.
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  • The young nation celebrates its independence (since 1975) around the Independence square, surrounded by repurposed colonial buildings and enhanced by two statues of early enlightened leaders...  more »
  • Not possible to miss when you visit Paramaribo. There are two remarkable real live statues. The Presidential Palaces does attracts the most attention when standing on the grass of this square.  more »

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