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Government House

Blue Hill Rd., Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #17 of 62 Attractions in Nassau
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Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Walking
Description: The Queen's representative to the Bahamas lives in this imposing colonial structure.
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Manaus, AM
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice and well kept, there are 2 parks around where you can walk and do some piknik before sunset, the color really matches the buildings.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place is definitely worth seeing and hearing about. Just knowing the history and how things work is fascinating to hear.. and this is coming from a history hater!! Lol

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The government house stands overlooking the sea. It is an old structure, but very majestic. Social Workers were honored at this place in March for those having 25 years and more in the service. The food there was good and the service was great.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Another one of the places you can see for free on a walk around town, it's an attractive old colonial building that is well kept and in unaltered condition from when it was built. Pity there arnt more information boards around the old government buildings it would be nice to know a little more of the history of these places

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A very well preserved piece of old Nassau , the building seems pretty much as it was in the Victorian era . Outside are some information boards which is always a good thing , it is kept tidy and clean which is also a good sign . You can find the place easily when doing a walk down Bay St... More

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband, I and kids age 10 and 7 explored Nassau on foot. We first walked to Queen's Staircase at 8 am, not hot, not crowded. Take Bay St, then Elizabeth St and when it ends that's the beginning of the Queen's Staircase, just keep walking past the road end/metal barricade. Walk is slightly uphill there and downhill back (bring... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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184 reviews 184 reviews
72 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Splendid architecture of its time. Very nice looking. Climb up the hill and take a look. Not necessary to get in.

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Eunice, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the building looks great but we were not allowed inside. It is conveniently located near the Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
350 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Such a pretty building. Lovely British colonial architecture - pink looks good here in the beautiful sunshine but don't think there are many pink government buildings around. We saw it when we had a wander round into parliament square.

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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice enough building if you want a photo but forget the Changing of the Guard. We gave been every Saturday for a month and every time we were given a different reason why it didn't happen and told to go the next week. Finally today we went were we were told to go, the guard there said the changing was... More

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