Georgetown attractions

Architecture in Georgetown

St George's Cathedral

The most impressive building in town is the white-painted, Gothic-style St George's Cathedral, said to be the world's tallest wooden building. It was completed in 1892 and was built with a native hardwood called gre…
Gardens in Georgetown

Botanical Gardens

Georgetown's Botanical Garden is a pleasant open space with a huge range of tropical plants, trees and flowers in it, including the Victoria Regia Lily, Guyana's national flower. The entire place is charmingly laid …
Gardens in Georgetown

Promenade Garden

During daylight hours, the Promenade Garden in Cummingsburg is a quiet place to relax, read and enjoy the flowers and tropical birdlife. Its tranquility is in stark contrast to its role in the 19th century as a publ…
Zoo in Georgetown

Botanical Gardens Zoo

Georgetown's zoo, inside the Botanical Gardens, desperately needs some investment, but it has a decent collection of creatures nonetheless. You'll see tropical birds, cougars, jaguars, monkeys and caimans. There are…
Architecture in Georgetown

City Hall

The distinctive neo-Gothic City Hall, inaugurated in 1889, has a 23m tower where colonial-period wives apparently watched for their husbands' ships to come into port. It's one of Georgetown's more striking buildings…
Market in Georgetown

Stabroek Market

One of the city's most prominent landmarks is Stabroek Market, a cast-iron building with a giant corrugated-iron clock tower. This frenetic and colorful market dates back to the late 1700s, although the current stru…
Museum in Georgetown

Castellani House

This gorgeous wooden building, erected in 1877, is home to the National Art Gallery and rotating art exhibits, many by local artists. To get here from the Botanical Gardens, it's possible to take a shortcut through …
Library in Georgetown

National Library

This fine timber building was paid for by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1909. As well as being the national library of Guyana, it is a normal functioning library as well – go inside to browse its ageing collecti…
Museum in Georgetown

National Museum

An old-fashioned institution documenting the nation's cultural, social and political history via some odd artifacts and very old stuffed critters.
Museum in Georgetown

Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology

A small museum in a breezy old building, with lots of Amerindian items from Guyana's indigenous peoples.