Parliament Square, Nassau

Parliament Square, Nassau

Parliament Square was originally built in the early 1800s by Loyalists from North Carolina. Loyalists were residents of America who wanted to remain loyal to the British crown after England lost the Revolutionary War.

Parliament Square features gorgeous Colonial-style pink government buildings. The square is home to the House of Assembly, the Senate Building, and the Supreme Court of The Bahamas.

The two parliamentary houses meet with the Prime Minister in the House of Assembly. Visitors are welcome to watch debates from the gallery when the house is in session. The House of Assembly is one of the New World's oldest governing bodies in continuous session.

The 16-member Senate works in the beautiful Senate Building. Visitors will find a marble statue of England's Queen Victoria directly in front of the Senate Building. The statue was erected in 1905.

The Supreme Court of The Bahamas was built in 1921. The court holds sessions every quarter, and Bahamian judges wear traditional British wigs and robes during sessions. Behind the Supreme Court, there's a charming Garden of Remembrance. A cenotaph honors Bahamian soldiers who died during World War I and II. The monument's plaque is engraved with the names of the fallen soldiers.

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Parliament Square on Map

Sight Name: Parliament Square
Sight Location: Nassau, Bahamas (See walking tours in Nassau)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Nassau, Bahamas

Create Your Own Walk in Nassau

Create Your Own Walk in Nassau

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nassau is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nassau Introduction Walking Tour

Nassau Introduction Walking Tour

Nassau is the largest city and capital of The Islands of The Bahamas. Over 70% of Bahamian residents live in this bustling city. Nassau is the country’s government, education, administration, and media center.

Nassau was founded in 1670 by British nobility who sought to settle New Providence Island. The British named the settlement Charles Town and built a fort to defend the new town against...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Museums & Art Galleries Tour

Museums & Art Galleries Tour

The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, has no shortage of museums and art galleries for visitors to explore. The displayed collections reflect the history, culture, and local way of life.

One of the notable institutions is the Bahamas Historical Museum, where you can dive into the past of this island nation and discover its intriguing heritage. The Nassau Public Library and Museum is a place that...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles