The Capital city of The Bahamas, Nassau, was founded in 1670. It is surrounded by breathtaking beaches and has been a popular port of entry and export since the very beginning. Because of this, Nassau Paradise Island is full of fascinating and vital history. It’s home to a mix of Colonial and Old World architecture and bursting with world-class restaurants, incomparable shopping, exciting tours, and museums. And that’s only the beginning!
If you’re not the kind to spend an entire vacation by the beach sipping cocktails, or you love immersing yourself in the history and culture, today’s your lucky day! We’ve put together an exciting guide to help you explore Nassau Paradise Island’s rich history.
Christ Church Cathedral
This Gothic-Style Cathedral is the first church built in Nassau Paradise Island. Dating back to 1670, it’s considered “The Mother Church of all the Anglican churches in The Bahamas”. Throughout the 1600s and 1700s, Christ Church Cathedral was destroyed several times by Spaniard troops and subsequently rebuilt by Bahamians. It was last updated in 1754, and since then, has remained the Gothic-Style building we know today.
Fun Fact: The latest iteration of the Cathedral is made of local quarry cut limestone blocks, which are held together primarily — though not entirely — by their size and the weight of gravity rather than by cement.