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Welcome to Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Built in the period between 1806 and 1816, the pink Parliament buildings are a fine example of colonial architecture in Nassau, right down to the marble statue of an enthroned Queen Victoria, installed in 1905, that dominates Parliament Square. The west building holds the House of Assembly, the oldest governing body in continuous session in the New World, and the central building is the Senate.

Information & Facts

English is the official language in the Bahamas.

The official currency is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD), which is divided into 100 cents. The Bahamian Dollar is equal in value to the US Dollar and both currencies are accepted throughout the islands. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and many hotels. There are ATMs in the main tourist centres and credit and debit cards are widely accepted in all the big resorts. Travellers cheques can be changed at all banks, although those in US Dollars receive the best rates. Banks tend to be open from 9.30am to 3pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9.30am to 5pm (Fridays).

Local time in the Bahamas is GMT -5 (GMT -4 from first Sunday in April till last Sunday in October).
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