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The Hermitage, Cat Island

Categories: Cemeteries, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Head to the highest point in all of The Bahamas and visit The Hermitage, a scale replica of a 12th-century church built by English architect John Hawes, who spent the last 17 years of his life in the country. The church was handmade from little more than stone and wood. Head inside the bell tower and find the old bell with a rope still attached. Inside the church, find little more than a small shrine, Jesus Christ on the cross, and an old chair, probably the same chair from when the church was built. In the courtyard, find a sundial and tell the time the old-fashioned way. Plan your The Hermitage visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cat Island using our Cat Island trip itinerary planner.
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  • An interesting site to see! A great miniature version of the temple. Nice climb and a gorgeous view of the island. 
  • The Hermitage is a beautiful place with a rich history for Cat Island. The climb to the site was a unique experience. Imagining Father Jerome cutting the stones and carrying them up the hill to make a...  read more »
  • We felt like we where taken back in time, a short hike up the hill and we were at this amazing landmark. We enjoyed the lunch we brought and then explored with the kids. It's beautiful and peaceful. 
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