- Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
- Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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High on a hill in southwest Martinique are 20 white stone effigies, silently facing Diamond Beach and the Caribbean Sea. They commemorate an 1830 catastrophe when a slave ship failed to properly anchor in Anse Cafard and careened into Martinique's Diamond Rock Mountain, killing many of the passengers and sailors as well as the slaves who were chained to the cargo hold. The chilling statues at this memorial are a popular stop and photo op for many, and although the monument has suffered some wear and tear, you too won't be disappointed with the overall effect.
Recent visitors say the simple memorial is quite sobering, with one calling it simultaneously "humbling and beautiful." Others appreciated that there are signs posted in both French and Enlish at the site that explain the significance of the memorial.
You can visit the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial at all hours of the day, any day of the week. Because of the memorial's proximity to Diamond Beach, visitors suggest that you stop here on your way to or from the beach to save on taxi fare.
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