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

Those wishing to visit Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome may choose to book their trip on New Providence, as visitors to this part of the Bahamas will be excited to have convenient access to the monument for the duration of their trip. Despite the fact that the region isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find at least a few hotels to pick from.

Hotels near Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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
Sandyport Beaches Resort Hotel 8.9 mi. (1.9 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Visitors to Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome will be able to enjoy a few options for island activities like golfing and heading to the beach without having to look very hard. Monument visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf can do so at the nearest course, Blue Shark Golf Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, think about heading over to Flipper Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. Although you won't find an extensive selection nearby, one or two other comparable outdoor possibilities to choose from nearby. If you would prefer to remain inside there are also a few additional attractions within a short range. One of the few additional landmarks near Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome that your party might love is Clifton Heritage Park.

Information

Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the monument are not readily available, meaning that your smartest option is phoning in advance to ensure the building is going to be open during the time you want to make an appearance.

Payment

Arrive at Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome prepared to pay for the total cost of admission, which your group can nail down by calling ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 322-7678

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

Location: Clifton Bluff, New Providence

 

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