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Nassau, The Bahamas

Downtown Historic Landmarks

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Old Nassau

After the Spanish burned the old Charles Town to the ground in 1684, during one of the many European military campaigns in the Caribbean, the town of Nassau was built in its place. It experienced a period of growth in the 1780s, when many Loyalists left the newly founded United States after the Revolutionary War. If you're visiting Nassau, be sure to tour the downtown area to see buildings and sites that reveal the rich history of the capital of the Bahamas.

Parliament Square and Government House were built during the colonial period, but these beautiful buildings still perform their function in the governing of the country. Such sites as Rawson Square, the Queen's Staircase, Pompey Square and Balcony House are also must-see landmarks. If you enjoy visiting churches, Nassau offers a wealth of choices, from the Christ Church Cathedral to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and St. Augustine's Monastery.

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