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Cultural sightseeing in Bahamas. What to visit - museums, temples, castles and palaces

Even though the hot climate of the Bahamas is perfect for leisure relaxation on the beach, do not limit yourself to this activity only. First of all, it is definitely worth visiting all the most interesting landmarks of the Bahamas. Moreover, the islands have much to offer: numerous museums, churches, historic sites, and old buildings. Sightseeing in the Bahamas is both exciting and educational, and leisure sunbathing on warm sand will be a wonderful reward for the acquaintance with the culture of the islands. For example, it is definitely worth visiting an old prison that is located on Green Turtle Cay Island. The prison is painted in unusual pink color. It doesn’t work anymore and has become a popular tourist destination. The gloomy history of the building dates back to the middle of the 19th century. In the 30s of the previous century, the second floor of the prison was destroyed by a tycoon. It was decided not to reconstruct the building.
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Nassau is the location of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. This gallery is open in a villa that dates back to the end of the 19th century. It is an excellent place to get acquainted with the works of modern Bahamian artists. Visitors can see numerous installations, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that uncover modern lifestyle and cast the light upon such important problems as environmental problems, national identity, and many others. The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas in the capital offers a large collection created by Hamilton White, famous British antiques collector. The exhibition features artifacts starting from the pirate times and up to the beginning of the 20th century. Documents, clothing, weapons, tools of different epochs, the history of the slavery trade, and the road to freedom – numerous artifacts available in the museum tell visitors the history of the islands. The museum’s shop sells tea and chocolate.
In Hope Town on Elbow Cay, tourists can visit Wyannie Malone Historical Museum where it is so interesting to learn the history of the islands from the artifacts exhibited. The majority of items were gifted to the museum by locals yet in the 70s of the previous century when an idea of opening this museum appeared. Clothes, photographs, furniture, and other items are stored in this museum as a memory of ancestors of modern Hope Town’s residents. New generations of Bahamians visit this museum to learn more about their own culture and history. In Alice Town, tourists can visit Dolphin House – a residential house-museum that has emerged from a hobby of a local person who was fond of the gorgeous marine animals. The building is made of shells, stones, and sea glass. The house is decorated with the images of dolphins, and there are guest rooms and interesting artifacts. The architect himself lives in this house. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Christians and everyone who likes religious landmarks will find it exciting to visit Calvary Temple in Freeport. Local priests and worshippers think that Christians need to gather more frequently to praise God and pray together. Preaches, masses, prayers – all these should be a holiday and should bring peace to the hearts of people. Religious meetings at Calvary Temple are these precious moments when people feel united and connected to the divine. In Nassau, there is the Evangelical Church that is equipped with large screens. The divine service is often streamed to the Internet, and people can watch recordings of masses later. A large hall with comfortable seats will certainly make you want to stay longer in this church.
Eleuthera At a glance, Balcony House in Nassau looks like an old and good looking wooden house painted in red that has a long balcony on the second floor. However, the building dates back to the 18th century, and it is believed that the Balcony House is the oldest standing residence in the city. Initially, it was a residential building, but it was transformed into a museum at the beginning of the 90s of the previous century. Inside, visitors will find carefully preserved two-centuries-old décor and many interesting artifacts. Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation is not dedicated to the well-known and sad history of the city of Pompeii. This museum in the capital city was named after a rebellious slave, whose name was Pompey. His fearlessness inspired other slaves to fight for their freedom. Originally constructed in the middle of the 18th century, the gorgeous building became a museum in 1992. Nowadays, it exhibits many important documents about the fight of slaves for their freedom.
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Fort Charlotte is conveniently located on a hill in Nassau Haven. Finished at the end of the 18th century, the fort has cannons and is surrounded by a ditch that is now dry. In the past, the fort protected the haven, but it was never used in battles. Guests of Nassau can make an excursion to the fort, walk in its underground tunnels, and admire the fabulous view of the haven. Fort Charlotte is not the only landmark of this type in Nassau. It would be a mistake not to mention Fort Fincastle that currently lies in ruins. Just like Fort Charlotte, this fort was never used in battles. It was built at the end of the 18th century and is famous for its Queen Staircase and Water Tower. A walk in the ruins brings visitors centuries back to the dangerous times when a battle from the ocean could start every moment.
Abaco Pigeon Creek is a famous archaeological site that is located in San Salvador. It is a gorgeous bay that is of great archaeological value. Pigeon Creek has fragments of settlements of indigenous people who lived in the Bahamas centuries ago. These people had a village in Pigeon Creek. Later, another settlement appeared here. Nowadays, there are only abandoned houses in this region. Pigeon Creek is available for free 24 hours a day whole year round. It never ceases to attract visitors as a historic site and as a gorgeous bay with amazingly beautiful white sand and emerald water.
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Pink Sands Beach

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One of the most romantic beaches on the planet should be sought in the Bahamas, or rather, on Harbor Island. It is here that a charming Pink Sands Beach is located - a beach with pink sand and crystal clear water of azure hue. Its unusual appearance, a sandy beach is due to the corals located on the coast. Tiny particles of which are mixed with grains of sand and give it a pink tinge. The amazing beach is located in the eastern part of the island, its length is about 3000 meters

In the close proximity of the coast is a coral reef, which stops high waves. Pink Sands Beach is considered to be one of the most peaceful and safe beaches in the world and is popular not only among dreamers and lovers, but also among divers. Harbor Island is a location of several chic hotels in which world-famous … Read all

Pink Sands Beach

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The Bahamas are a pool of chic spa resorts, luxurious hotels and unbelievable beaches. On the island of Harbor is probably one of the most romantic places in the world - the Pink Sands beach. The name of the pink beach is due to the beautiful mussel sand. The fairytale beautiful beach with the pink bank line and the azurblauen water looks fantastic. The stretch of the unique beach is about 5 km. The magazine Forbes has named the strange beach as the most beautiful on the earth.

The pink beach has relatively few guests, and not because of the difficult access. It is about this island that only the chic hotels, restaurants and clubs are located, the recreation in which only the rich celebrities can afford. In the health resort there is a calm and united atmosphere. You can easily find a … Read all
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IHG’s premium hotel brand, Voco Hotels and Resorts, finally has a presence in the Netherlands. Travelers are now welcome to book the voco hotel in The Hague and enjoy prime location and exceptional service. Located in the Royal Quarter, the new hotel is an ideal choice for everyone who wants to indulge in shopping, sightseeing, and nightlife. The embassy quarter within walking distance makes voco The Hague a sought-after choice for business guests too. Read this

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Culture and monuments in popular cities of Bahamas

Nassau
In the south of the city is Parliament Square, around which the main administrative buildings were built in the 18th-19th centuries. Here you can see the Parliament of the Bahamas, as well as the House of Assembly and the Supreme Court building located next to it. The buildings have been used for their intended purpose since their construction, they still house representative offices of the main city authorities. Besides the beautiful architectural monuments, there is also a symbolic statue of … Read more
Abaco
Christopher Columbus started placing a new continent on a map right from this place. However, he wasn’t interested in the islands, even though they were pronounced as a property of the Spanish Crown. Still, the archipelago was just a source of a free labor force for Spaniards. It took just thirty years for Europeans to take all the aboriginals out and sent them to the other countries to work on mines and farms. Spaniards didn’t build anything here despite the fact that Abaco used to be in … Read more
Harbour Island
Actually, it was Europeans who contributed to getting rid of any evidence of the Lucayan people’s life on Harbour Island. Christopher Columbus chose the whole archipelago as a stopping point in the times of his famous voyage and put it on the map. Spaniards explored the land but they didn’t settle here. On the contrary, they considered the Lucayan people as a valuable resource and just in 30 years all the island’s indigenous people were pushed to work on mines as slaves. For the next one … Read more

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