Laid out next to the zoo, with specimens from all over the world
National Museum and Art Gallery
Collections that range from the earliest Amerindian settlers
to modern Carnival. There is also fine 19th century
paintings by the Trinidad artist Jean Michel Cazabon.
A Martello tower (rare on this side of the Atlantic)
dating from 1800 and built by Trinidad's first, brutal,
British governor, Thomas Picton.
Above Fort Picton, and named after the last Spanish
governor of Trinidad. Here, in 1793, a Spanish officer
called Don Cosmo Damien Churruca set up an Observatory and
fixed the first accurate meridian in the "new world"
At the foot of the Laventille Hill, the city's largest