Market in Georgetown

Stabroek Market

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

Botanical Gardens

Many bird-watching groups visit Georgetown's botanical gardens as an introduction to Guyana's birdlife. The gardens' zoo has a diminishing collection of creatures kept in troublingly small and neglected cages.
Architecture in Georgetown

St George's Cathedral

The most impressive building in town is the Anglican, 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 greenhea…
Gardens in Georgetown

Promenade Garden

During daylight hours, the Promenade Garden in Cummingsburg is a quiet place to relax, read and enjoy the flowers. It's peaceful now but was used in the 19th century slave uprising as a public execution area.
Architecture in Georgetown

City Hall

The distinctive neo-Gothic City Hall (1868) has a 75ft tower where colonial-period wives apparently watched for their husbands' ships to come into port. It's one of Georgetown's more striking buildings.
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

Castellani House

This gorgeous wooden building erected in 1877 is home to the National Art Gallery and rotating art exhibits, many by local artists.
Church in Georgetown

Roman Catholic Cathedral

Built in the 1920s in a Romanesque architectural style, this is the premier Catholic church in Guyana.
Library in Georgetown

National Library

Andrew Carnegie built the National Library in 1909. Go inside to find a collection of old books.
Museum in Georgetown

Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology

A small museum in a breezy old building with lots of Amerindian items from Guyana's nine tribes.