Nassau - the capital of the Bahamas
Nassau - the capital of the Bahamas - notIt is known to tourists from Russia as their American "colleagues", for which the vacation is just as natural as brushing your teeth and wash. The capital is located on the island of New Providence, has a very comfortable, beautiful harbor, a sea port. Bahamas Vacations - this beach relaxation on a background of a beautiful natural landscape and sports entertainment, nightlife and gatherings in cozy restaurants.
City with history
The name of the capital of the Bahamas wonin honor of William III, one of the representatives of Orange branch of the House of Nassau (Netherlands). And this despite the fact that the settlement was founded by the British, and his first name was purely English roots - Charlestown. Year of foundation is unknown, historians tend to believe that, most likely, it's the middle of the XVII century, but everyone knows rename year - 1695.
Interestingly, although the settlement was organizedBritish colonists, later settled here came from the Netherlands. The city opened a variety of individuals, including Pirates of the Caribbean, legends say that it was here that the famous privateer hunted by the nickname "Blackbeard".
In addition, such a great place to take overrepeatedly tried to Spaniards, then try American revolutionaries took again the Spaniards, after them - the British, which ruled the islands until 1973, until the long-awaited freedom was obtained. In the same year Nassau - a real capital.
The monuments of the colonial era
It is clear that without the influence of colonists from Europe is notcost, to this day in the city remain material traces of their stay, luxurious architecture, complexes, plazas and parks. The most popular among tourists are the following sites: the Royal Gardens; Parliament Square; Royal staircase.
It is a beautiful name Royal Gardens relatedwith the name of the British Queen Victoria, this is nothing like a botanical garden. It is understood that gorgeous mild climate, good weather conditions are fertile ground for abundant growth and flowering of many species of flora, including power and roses.
Notwithstanding this serious nameParliament Square became a meeting place for loving couples. On this square are government agencies of the Bahamas, so during the day there are many civil servants and clerks, but in the evenings the area is filled with crowds of tourists.