Straw Market, Nassau, Bahamas

The Straw Market is a large handicraft market located on Bay Street in downtown Nassau, Bahamas. You will find many merchants selling their products, many of which will make the items you want to buy in front of your eyes. You have a large selection of crafts such as straw or wood objects, jewelry made of shellfish and coconut and also t-shirts souvenirs among other items. The atmosphere is very lively and colorful and the people are very smiling and welcoming. The market is open every day and the opening hours vary according to the merchants. It is the favorite of tourists making a cruise stopover in Nassau and it is close to the port.

Tips

You can always shop for the price of items you want to buy, merchants are used to trading.

To avoid crowds, it’s best to visit early in the morning or late afternoon.

If you find an article that you like but it is not exactly how you would like it, it’s just to tell the merchant because many times, the kiosk is held by the same craftsman and it will be a pleasure to him to arrange the object to your taste.

Bring cash to buy, US dollar is accepted without any problem.

Rialto Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Rialto Theatre is a theater in the Mile End neighborhood in Montreal which was inaugurated in 1924. It is considered a national historic site of Canada. The hall is well known for its magnificent interior decoration, made by Emmanuel Briffa. Its neo-baroque style, richly decorated, has lots of marble, wood paneling, wall hangings, etc. The construction (1923-1924) is due to the Montreal architect Raoul Gariépy and he had designed it as a neighborhood cinema. Rialto featured films, musical performances and plays. The place has a capacity of 770 seats in the stalls and 600 in the balcony. The building that houses the theater also has other facilities such as a ballroom, a bowling alley, a roof garden and shops on the ground floor. It was sold around 1990 and Rialto had lost its cultural role after the sale but it was sold again and since 2010, the new owner has given it back its original role.

Tips

You can know about the different presentations on their website. The theater has an intimate atmosphere and if you are on the ground floor, you’ll still have more like that feeling. There is a bar and sometimes, you’ll also be able to have dinner during the show. The address is 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9.

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Montreal Casino, Île Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal Casino is the largest casino in Canada, located on Île Notre-Dame in Montreal, in the old pavilions of France and Quebec during the 1967 World Expo; opened on October 9th, 1993 and managed by the Society of Quebec’s casinos, a subsidiary of Loto-Quebec. The building has 9 floors, 150 gaming tables, almost 5,000 electronic slot machines and games, one of the largest Keno games in America, four restaurants, a theater and cabaret of Montreal Casino that is the only place in Montreal where you can also have a meal. It includes all the traditional games and also an electronic racetrack Royal Ascot, video lottery terminals and a section for high bets.

Tips

You can arrive by metro or car and park it in the car park and take the free bus service that offers the Casino.

It’s also a good place to spend a nice evening without having the obligation to play, just to listen to music usually with live entertainment as well as dancing lessons in the central scenario where there is also a place for a dance practice, you can have a drink or coffee at the tsame place.

You can attend several  free varieties shows and other shows paying a ticket that change according to the calendar.

There are also various restaurants and the last opening was the Garden, a large terrace where you can eat, have a drink, attend live shows and dance.