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Situated in New Providence, Nassau is the capital & the largest city of The Bahamas. Founded in 1670, the city was named in the honor of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau. It is also the center of commerce, law, education, administration, & media of the country. Nassau is all about easy & relaxed life, beautiful weather, & friendly people. It is a place with mix of Old World & Colonial architecture, outstanding restaurants, shopping opportunities, historical sites, museums, & beaches. Some of which are The Government House, Queen❜s Staircase, Downtown Nassau, Christ Church Cathedral, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, John Watling’s Distillery, Pirates of Nassau Museum, & many more.
Christ Church Cathedral
The Christ Church Cathedral is the first church built in the city. Dating back to 1670, this Gothic-Style Cathedral is considered "The Mother Church of all the Anglican churches in Bahamas". It was destroyed several times throughout 1600s & 1700s by Spanish troops & rebuilt subsequently by Bahamians. The present-day structure was last updated in the year 1754.
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)
The National art Gallery of the Bahamas is housed within the historic mansion, Villa Doyle. The mansion was originally built in 1860s as the home to the 1st Chief Justice of The Bahamas. In 1920s, a new wing was added & it became a prized stately home of the city. The gallery collects, interpret, preserves, & exhibits both- historical & contemporary art of the country. There are different exhibition spaces here featuring permanent collections as-ell-as rotating exhibitions of Contemporary Bahamian Art.
Pirates of Nassau Museum
During The Golden Age of Piracy, Nassau was the preferred base of operations for pirates. Its important position as a seaport turned out to be a great opportunity for pirates to ransack merchant ships. The Pirates of Nassau Museum is the place to learn about all such stories. It is kid-approved interactive museum & the tours within are bound to keep every visitor entertained.
Anyone who is in love with sand, sun, & sea has to keep Nassau in his list of must visit places. It is a city of beautiful beaches with white sand stretching up to miles-and-miles. These include Cable Beach, Love Beach, Arawak Beach, Junkanoo Beach, Cave Beach, Saunders Beach, & more. Enjoy a walk through shallow & calm waters, snorkel & explore colorful coral reefs with tropical fishes, or simply sit, relax, & enjoy the sun looking at the amazingly blue calm water. Do not forget to carry your sunglasses & sunscreens.
The best time to visit the city of Nassau are the months from December to April. This is also the peak season here. Though, weather remains great throughout the year.
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