Queen's Staircase

Queen's Staircase

Queen’s Staircase

Queen's Staircase in Nassau Bahamas

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The Queen‘s Staircase, located in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas, is a 66step walkway carved out of solid limestone rock by 600 slaves between 1793 and 1794 to provide an escape route from the fort above. It is a renowned landmark of Nassau and situated at the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex near Bennet‘s Hill, adjacent to Princess Margaret Hospital and the Grosvenor Campus of the University of the Bahamas. Water flows along the staircase, cascading to a pool below, while a walkway runs between high stone walls, tropical plants, and trees.

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Why is it called the Queen’s staircase?

In commemoration of the 65-year reign of Queen Victoria, who signed a declaration to abolish slavery upon her ascension to the throne in 1837, the staircase was named the Queen’s Staircase. To this day, it serves as a pathway to Fort Fincastle and a shortcut up Bennet’s Hill.

 
66 steps

Why was Queen’s staircase built?

Built by 600 enslaved people, the Queen’s Staircase was carved from solid limestone rock between 1793 and 1794. It provided a direct route from the city center to Fort Fincastle, a battery that guarded the entrance to Nassau Harbor, which was a hub for piracy and geopolitical intrigue at the time.

Can you walk to Queen’s staircase from Port?

Often called “The 66 Steps,” The Queen’s Staircase is located a brief five-minute drive or 13-minute walk away from The Port.

 

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Sergii Riabo
Sergii Riabo
24. Abril, 2022.
Прекрасное место! Райская природа!
Donatas Leo
Donatas Leo
22. Abril, 2022.
Very nice place, I like to swim 🏊 in waterfalls. But for very small kids this waterfall not acceptable Best regards Donatas Leo
DomRep Real Estate
DomRep Real Estate
21. Abril, 2022.
anderson jimenez
anderson jimenez
21. Abril, 2022.
Charlene Tomlinson
Charlene Tomlinson
18. Abril, 2022.
What an excellent adventure! Beautiful place, great chutes, jumps and waterfalls. What made this really special was our guide Carlos. We brought my eight year old nephew with us, he had a hard time acclimating to the water temperature and first jump. Carlos hung with him the rest of the trek, helping and reassuring him. Carlos saved the day! Request Carlos for your guide, we can’t stop singing his praises. This adventure was definitely the talk of our trip!
Your Caribbean Friend
Your Caribbean Friend
12. Abril, 2022.
Mayra Matos
Mayra Matos
8. Abril, 2022.
Un lugar ecoturistico muy visitado por sus atracciones encantadoras que tiene
Matt Boucher
Matt Boucher
7. Abril, 2022.

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