Nassau is the capital and also the commercial and cultural center of the Bahamas. It's the largest city in the archipelago and has approximately 70% of the country's population. The proximity of the city to the United States (it's just 290 kms southeast of Miami) has contributed to its popularity as a holiday destination, especially after the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba. It's an important stop for cruisers coming from the US. In Nassau there is the famous Atlantis resort on Paradise Island. Among the many attractions and places to visit are the property of the Government, the Parliament, the Court and the Cathedral marine gardens.