Trinidad and Tobago – Landmarks
According to thereligionfaqs, Trinidad and Tobago are primarily known for their diverse flora and fauna. But both islands have a large number of different sights and attractions to offer their tourists.
So you should definitely not make a detour to the capital Port of Spain. There are a large number of different sights to visit here.
The Fort San Andreas harbor protection system, built by the British, is an absolute must worth a visit. Today some authorities are housed in the building.
There are some sacred buildings to see in Port-of-Spain. In addition to the Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, there is also a mosque and even a magnificent Hindu temple.
Museum lovers get their money’s worth in Port of Spain. Don’t miss the National Museum, the Art Gallery or the Queens Hall Theater. There are also some colonial-style green spaces and parks in the city.
Other buildings in the city that you should definitely see are the Queens Royal College, Roomar or Stollmeyers Castle.
There are a few beaches near the capital where you can relax and enjoy the sun. These would be B. Maracas Ba, Las Cuevas, Tyrico Bay or Chaguaramas. Some of the beaches also offer excellent opportunities for water sports.
San Fernando is a city that is also well worth a visit. There are some sacred buildings as well as monuments to visit here. From here, it is also worth taking a detour to Pitch Lake, the largest asphalt lake on earth.
On the island of Tobago, the capital Scarborough is an absolute must. The city can be reached by ship or plane. Here tourists are also offered some sights. The old parliament building, the botanical garden, the market or the port are definitely not to be missed.
There are also some wonderful beaches here, where various water sports such as diving, surfing or snorkeling are possible. The fantastic underwater world of the archipelago is definitely worth exploring. There is also a treat for the divers, as you can visit some shipwrecks underwater here.
Trinidad and Tobago – important addresses
Trinidad & Tobago Tourist Board: c / o MSi – Marketing Services International GmbH,
Frankfurter Strasse 175, 63263 Neu Isenburg
Phone: (06102) 20 2998, Fax: (06102) 20 7947
The Tourist Board of Trinidad and Tobago in Germany is also responsible for Switzerland and Austria.
Tourism Development Company Limited: Level 1 Maritime Center,
No 29 Tenth Avenue, TT-Barataria, Trinidad, WI
Postal address: PO Box 222, Trinidad, WI
Phone: 675 7034, Fax: 638 7962
Trinidad Restaurants, Hotels and Tourism Association: c / o Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institution,
Airway Road, Chaguaramas, PO Box 243, TT-Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI
Phone: 634 1174/75, Fax: 634 1176
Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago in Great Britain : IE Ms. Glenda Patricia Morean-Phillip, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since April 27, 2004),
London SW1X 8NT, Great Britain,
Telephone: 0044 207 2459351, Fax: 0044 207 8231065
Postal address: 42 Belgrave Square
Honorary Consulate of Trinidad and Tobago in Germany (with visa issue): Mr. Howard M. Kroch, Honorary Consul,
Raboisen 3, 20097 Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 220 0396, Fax: (040) 220 6756
Opening times: Mon – Thu 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in North Rhine-Westphalia (with visa issue): Mr Bernd Listner, Honorary Consul,
Drachenfelsstrasse 4 – 7, 53604 Bad Honnef
Telephone: (02224) 98817-25, Fax: (02224) 98817-29
email: listner @ wifa.de
opening times: Mon – Thu 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago in Switzerland (with visa issuing): 37 – 39 Rue de Vermont,
Telephone: (022) 918 0380, Fax: (022) 734 8826 or 734 9138, Consular section: Tel: (022) 918 0390
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9.00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago in Switzerland is also responsible for Austria.
In addition, Trinidad and Tobago maintains an honorary consulate in Bern with visa issuance (phone: (031) 352 1935).
Embassy of Germany in Trinidad and Tobago : Dr. Ernst Martens, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
7-9 Marli Street, TT-Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI
Postal address: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, PO Box 828, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, WI
Telephone: (001868) 628 1630 to 1632, 628 8532, Fax: (001868) 628 5278
Consulate General of Switzerland in Trinidad and Tobago : 70 Dundonald Street,
TT-Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI
Telephone: 627 7226, Fax: 625 9729
Trinidad and Tobago – money
Local currency: 1 Trinidad and Tobago dollar is equal to 100 cents
Currency abbreviation: TT $, TTD
Banknotes are issued to the value of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 100 TT $, coins to the value of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents and 1 TT $. However, the latter two coins are rarely in circulation.
Currency Exchange: Common currencies such as Canadian Dollars, Euros and British Pounds can be found in most banks and some hotels it will be exchanged. However, some banks only change US dollars, in principle you get better rates for US dollars. Car rental companies and upscale hotels rate prices in US dollars.
Credit Cards: Payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) is relatively widespread in Trinidad and Tobago, especially in restaurants and upscale hotels.
ATMs can be found at larger banks, where cash can be withdrawn with a credit card (and sometimes also an EC card with a PIN number).
Travelers checks should be made out in US dollars or British pounds and are accepted by banks.
Foreign exchange regulations: no restriction on the import of currencies, amounts equivalent to TT $ 20,000 must be declared. When exporting, amounts equivalent to US $ 5,000 must be declared.
Bank opening times: Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.