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

Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome is located on New Providence, which means those staying in this region of the Bahamas will have easy access to this monument during their time there. There is a reasonably varied selection of hotels around the neighborhood around Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome.

Hotels near Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Albany Resort Villa complex 2.7 mi. (12.8 km) E
The Island House Hotel 2.9 mi. ( km) NE
Compass Point Hotel 5.8 mi. (7.2 km) NE
Coral Harbour Beach Villas Villa complex 6.1 mi. (11.8 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

Visitors who get hungry can choose from amongst at least a few culinary options in the vicinity of this monument. The most nearby restaurant is Azul, which sells Caribbean food. Aviva and Footprints are a couple other food and drink options near Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome. At Footprints you and your party should make it a point not to ask for your check without ordering a plate of their specialty, hamburgers, among others.

Information

Operating Hours

The operating hours for the monument aren't readily available, meaning your party's best chance at success is calling before you leave to ensure the property is going to be open during the time you plan to make an appearance.

Payment

Show up at this destination with plans to hand over the total cost of admission, which your group can determine by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 322-7678

Location: Clifton Bluff, New Providence

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

 

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