Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau

Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau

The first Bahamian church was built on Christ Church's site in 1670. Unfortunately, the Spaniards destroyed the first two churches, the third church was made of wood, and the fourth church was constructed with cut stone.

The current Christ Church Cathedral was built in 1841. In 1861, Nassau became a city, and Christ Church became a Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican/Episcopal Church.

Christ Church Cathedral features Gothic-style architecture with a stunning white stone tower. The interior features vaulted mahogany ceilings. Look for a tiny mouse carved into the baptismal font.

The handmade stained glass windows are one of the church's most attractive features. The stained glass depicts scenes from the life of Jesus.

Visitors will find tablets along the cathedral's walls that describe Nassau citizens' lives during the 1800s.

Outside, visitors can walk the 400-year-old grounds and experience the Garden of Remembrance.

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Christ Church Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Christ Church Cathedral
Sight Location: Nassau, Bahamas (See walking tours in Nassau)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Nassau, Bahamas

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Museums & Art Galleries Tour

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Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles