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“Simple but Attractive”
Review of Parliament Square

Parliament Square
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Owner description: With a statue of Queen Victoria situated in the center, this square is where most of Nassau's main government buildings can be found.
Lewes, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
607 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“Simple but Attractive”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

As a previous reviewer said, it's nothing to write home about. He's right in the sense that it's not an imposing group of buildings, nor remarkable for its architecture as parliament buildings in Europe might be. But it is attractive in its simplicity and its clean lines and its tropical coloring. It reflects the British colonial influence and the pride of the Bahamians. We didn't go inside (I don't know whether we could have), but we took a few minutes to walk around the plaza to admire the buildings and to more closely view the statue of Queen Victoria.

Visited November 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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“History”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I was walking by the area when I realized this was Parliament Square. Very old historical buildings that are worth walking around. Could not get inside as it was Sunday and they were closed. Piece of Nassau history and worth the visit.

Visited September 2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“Nice place to take pictures”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Not really advertised so I really didn't know i was there until i looked up. Don't think you can go inside or at least i didn't check.

Visited September 2013
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Plano, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

It's worth a walk by, but nothing fascinating here. If you are walking by then it's worth a quick visit but I would not recommend going out of your way.

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“Highlight of Nassau Visit”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The Parliament House with its bubble-gum colored exterior and super-clean square is one of the few remaining sights in Nassau worth a visit. Of course, this is a "working" building and access is limited. On a recent cruise stop we wanted to retrace our steps from 10 years ago, when we loved walking around this Caribbean city with its joyful atmosphere. Alas! that is no more. The first thing to greet you is a huge indoor marketplace with nothing unique to offer. Next, you have the enduring rank of horse-and-buggy ride vendors. From there on, it was a shock to see the impact of the economic down-turn on this previously vibrant town. Yes, you can find high-end stores for tourists and posh hotels along the beaches, but most of downtown Nassau looks derelict: Closed shops, broken windows, dilapidated buildings, bad roads. Some other points of interest are Christ Church Cathedral, the Queen's Staircase, Government House and the Cenotaph, a concrete tribute to Bahamian veterans of WWI and WWII. If a visit to the town of Nassau is offered as a ship's excursion, skip it. It's not worth the money. Walk around on your own. Any Bahamian is proud to answer what questions you may have. Many are well-informed about their country and its history.

Visited September 2013
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