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Address: Nassau, New Providence Island

City square featuring a bronze statue commemorating Bahamian women.

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Thoroughfare from the wharf area to the shops

We used Rawson Square primarily as a thoroughfare from Woodes Rogers Walk and Prince George Wharf where all the cruise ships dock in Nassau, and Bay Street with it's many shops... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
Brisbane, Queensland
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Brisbane, Queensland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We used Rawson Square primarily as a thoroughfare from Woodes Rogers Walk and Prince George Wharf where all the cruise ships dock in Nassau, and Bay Street with it's many shops and restaurants, and Parliament Square (the historical/Government section), which is pretty much directly across the road from Rawson Square. Rawson Square is not as big and open as Pompey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Nice little shaded area away from the hustle and bustle of Bay Street. We grabbed some drinks, and stopped here to relax and cool off. Pretty much the only place where no one is trying to sell you something or braid your hair.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

An obvious place to stroll through as one walks towards Parliament Square. There is green planting that provides shade and plenty of green coloured wooden bench seating, which is ideal for taking a break. The Churchill building is named for Winston Churchill and there is an important statue of Sir Milo Butler

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

I was not expecting much. So, I was not disappointed. This was the start of our two hour walking tour in Nassau. We took a picture with Sir Milo Butler and moved on.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

My family and I visited Nassau as a stop on our cruise. Some of the historic sights are great, but if you take a break and sit on the benches in the square, you are bombarded with locals trying to sell you stuff. They are very pushy, attempt to put jewelry on you and even tell you that the goods... More 

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Amanda, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

We visited on December 11th. The bleachers were already up in preparation for the Junkanoo parades. Enjoyed smelling all of the blooms on every tree and bush. Such a pretty sight.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

I wasn't impressed with downtown: too many tacky stores. But this area is very nice. It's well preserved, colonial style and can give you a real perspective of Nassau. Definitely I would recommend it if you want to avoid the tourist traps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

everything happen in Rawson Square, during the holidays is the place you want to be to watch junkanoo, the government has nice buildings to run the country business and the pivotal center of Nassau.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

I enjoyed the statue of the first governor from 1973. quick to walk through upon entering from the cruise ships.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

Not much to see or do in Rawson Square. The senate and house of assembly chambers are small. Not a lot going on.

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