In the Tucker Valley in Chaguaramas is the Bamboo Cathedral, a 300 metre stretch of roadway where the bamboo stalks bend towards each other above the road. Their tops form arcs reminiscent of those found in cathedrals. Several watercolours by Michael Jean Cazabon (b. 1813 d. 1888), Trinidad’s great nineteenth century artist and National Hero, were painted on this trace, now known as Cazabon Trail. The “Cathedral” has remained the same for over 150 years.
Cazabon Trail meets the main Tucker Valley Road on the way to Macqueripe Bay. The trail leads to a satellite tracking station overlooking the bay. The valley was named after the Tucker family, one of the original owners of the estate.
Address: Tracking Station Road, Tucker Valley
Region: Diego Martin
Site Type: Natural Heritage
Public Accessibility: Full Access
Listing Status: Stage 2 – Identification & Inclusion of Heritage Site on Inventory of Properties
Tracking Station Road, Tucker Valley, Chaguaramas, Diego Martin