Derek Walcott Square

Coordinates: 14°0′31″N 60°59′26″W / 14.00861°N 60.99056°W / 14.00861; -60.99056
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Derek Walcott Square seen from Micoud Street

Derek Walcott Square (formerly Columbus Square) is a public square and park located in central Castries, Saint Lucia.

The square is bounded by Bourbon, Brazil, Laborie and Micoud Streets.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Castries Central Library are located at the square.[1]

The square was previously named Place d'Armes and Promenade Square. It was named Columbus Square in 1892. In 1993, it was named Derek Walcott Square after the Nobel laureate Derek Walcott.[2]

Bandstand at Derek Walcott Square


  1. ^ Colón, Christina (2011). Frommer's Caribbean. John Wiley. p. 566. ISBN 978-1-1180-0427-2.
  2. ^ Luntta, Karl; Agate, Nick (2003). The Rough Guide to St Lucia. Rough Guides. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-8582-8916-8.

14°0′31″N 60°59′26″W / 14.00861°N 60.99056°W / 14.00861; -60.99056