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

Consider staying on New Providence if you plan on visiting Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, since those visiting this region of the Bahamas will be pleased to have convenient access to the monument for the duration of their trip. Though the area isn't a massive tourist destination, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably good selection of accommodations to choose from.

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

This monument is in a good location for travelers wanting to pick from a relatively impressive selection of dining possibilities in the vicinity. Beach Shack is an ideal restaurant to dine on your way to your day at the monument, and is very close-by, making it a great option for its patrons. Aviva and Azul offer additional food and drink options near Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome where guests can experience the flavors of the Bahamas, and munch on some tasty cuisine.

Information

Operating Hours

You might want to give the monument a call before you visit to find out the exact hours of operation.

Payment

Show up at this attraction ready to pay for the price of admission, which your party can figure out by calling in advance.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 322-7678

Location: Clifton Bluff, New Providence

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

 

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