Queen’s Staircase - Nassau

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Queen’s Staircase - Nassau
Stairs
Queen’s Staircase - Nassau
Queen’s Staircase - Nassau
Construction1793-1794
Opening date1794
Steps65
Height31 m
Surfacelimestone
Dedicated toQueen Victoria
Coordinates: 25°04′23.3″N 77°20′15.6″W / 25.073139°N 77.337667°W / 25.073139; -77.337667Coordinates: 25°04′23.3″N 77°20′15.6″W / 25.073139°N 77.337667°W / 25.073139; -77.337667

The Queen's Staircase, are a set of 65 steps (102 feet (31 m), carved out of solid limestone rock by 600 slaves between 1793 and 1794. It is a major landmark located in Nassau, Bahamas. The stairs are located at Fort Fincastle Historic Complex near Bennet's Hill in Downtown Nassau next to Princess Margaret Hospital and Grosvenor Campus of the University of the Bahamas.

The staircase has water cascading along the side over series of steps.

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In the 19th century the steps were later named in honor of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.[1][2]

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