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Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
The Parish of Christ Church was established in the 1670s, soon after The Bahamas was granted to the Lord Proprietors of Carolina by the English with the mandate to establish churches in the islands.... Read More
The Parish of Christ Church was established in the 1670s, soon after The Bahamas was granted to the Lord Proprietors of Carolina by the English with the mandate to establish churches in the islands. This is the fifth church to be built on this or nearby sites. Another key date, though, is 1861 when the Christ Church Parish Church became an Anglican and Episcopalian cathedral and consequently, Nassau became a city. The Gothic style structure is built of local limestone and is known for its beautiful stained glass windows. It also garners admiration for its needlepoint tapestries and kneelers.
George and King Sts
- Daily 8:30am-6pm
- Free; Donations Appreciated
- Sightseeing: "Visitors are welcome to enter the church during its open hours, but should dress respectively."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Nassau is a town filled with churches, and this one, though rather plain on the outside, has a worship-worthy interior.
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Look for the tiny church mouse carved into the baptismal font."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Located on George Street in downtown Nassau, Christ Church Cathedral was the first church built in the Bahamas.