The Bahamas contains over 700 islands and 2000 cays totaling 100000 square miles. Not as small as you might think, this popular Caribbean destination is overflowing with culture and history. Get a comprehensive tour of Old Nassau, the historic center of The Bahamas. Because of the ports treasured safe harbor, the city preserves its British colonial style buildings and architecture. Originally built to protect the island from attacks, there are three forts in the area, including Fort Charlotte. For a tasty and authentic bite, stop by McKenzies in Potters Cay. Serving up a fresh conch salad, this hotspot presents the centerpiece and Bahamian staple of the islands fish dishes. Dive right back into more culture at The National Arts Gallery of the Bahamas, a beautifully restored building housing both modern and native Bahamian art. Stroll down the Queens Staircase, which was originally built as a means of escape for soldiers in a nearby fort. Now it is used for tourists who marvel at the fact that every part of the staircase, as well as its adjacent passageway, were carved by hand. End this historic tour of charming Old Nassau with a walk on the beach at sunset.
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