Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome

Sculpted by local artist Antonius Roberts, these wood women looking to the horizon stand in honor and remembrance of all the African women who were once enslaved on the island.

Offerings

Sacred Spaces is unique in that sculptor Antonius Roberts did not transport these awe-inspiring sculptures to the space and set up an exhibit. Instead, with a reverence for the Bahamian landscape and the history of the island, he carved the sculptures of stoic slave women out of Casuarina trees that were eroding the island's shoreline. Instead of allowing them to be destroyed, Roberts decided to make something beautiful out of them, and that he did at the site of a former sugar plantation, thus driving home the significance of the carvings embodiment of the islands' history of slavery.

Staying Close

New Providence is a good option for those wishing to visit Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, since guests staying in this region of the Bahamas will be excited to have easy monument access throughout their trip. There is a good selection of hotels in the neighborhood within the vicinity of the monument.

Hotels near Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Island House Hotel 2.9 mi. ( km) NE
Compass Point Hotel 5.8 mi. (7.2 km) NE
A Stones Throw Away Hotel 6.1 mi. (6.5 km) NE
Orange Hill Beach Inn Hotel 7.1 mi. (4.8 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your visit here, think about trying one of the restaurants in the vicinity. Beach Shack is a great restaurant to dine before spending time at this monument, and offers convenient access to it. Also within reach, you will encounter eateries such as Aviva and Azul so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by picks will placate the whole entire group.

Information

Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the monument are not readily available, meaning that your group's top chance at success is phoning ahead of time to make sure the building is open during the time you and your group intend to make an appearance.

Payment

Arrive at this institution prepared to hand over the total cost of admission, which your group can figure out by calling ahead.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 322-7678

Location: Clifton Bluff, New Providence

Website: http://www.antoniusroberts.com/sacred-space.html

 

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