this is
nassau

this is
nassau

Downtown Nassau, Bahamas

This is nassau

THIS IS NASSAU, THE CAPITAL OF THE BAHAMAS, THE ORIGINAL CARIBBEAN DESTINATION.

Downtown Nassau, roughly twenty square blocks of historic architecture, luxury shops, modern murals and magnificent monuments, has captured the curiosity of adventurous travelers for decades.


Why? Because the streets of downtown Nassau, unlike any other island of the Bahamas, are living, breathing monuments to island cultures both centuries old and magnificently modern.

The 66 steps

THE 66 STEPS

The Queen's Staircase

The walking tour of Downtown Nassau usually begins or ends at The Queen’s Staircase

Street for walking

These Streets Were Made For Walking

The best agenda is none at all, just to wander the colorful streets

The Bay Street Artists

NASSAU STRAW MARKET

Local sculptors, craftsmen and artisans of all sorts perfect their craft right before your very eyes

Those Magic Murals

Local artists bring the streets to life with colorful scenes of Bahamian life

June Collie, Mural Artist

A CULTURAL WONDERLAND

From ceramics to watercolor to photography, the fine art of the Bahamas is promoted and preserved in this stately gallery exploring the intersection of history and art in The Bahamas. keep reading

Trace the history of slavery in the Bahamas at the historic Vendue House, an 19th century slave-trading marketplace that now examines the impact of slavery in the Bahamas. keep reading

Explore the meaning of Junkanoo through exhibits and interactive experiences at this downtown museum. From colorful costumes to Bahamian music, this special museum offers a glimpse into one of the island’s most cherished traditions. keep reading

A beloved local landmark and one of the island’s oldest structures, the Gothic limestone Christ Church Cathedral was built in 1841 and is considered the "Mother Church" of all Anglican churches in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. keep reading

The Changing of the Guard

If your trip to Nassau coincides with the second Friday of each month, you can watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, which features the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and Royal Bahamas Defense Force Guards.

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