Market in Paramaribo

Central Market

Not for the fainthearted, the frenzied central market is divided into distinct areas: the meats, fish, fruits and vegetable section on the main floor and a bazaar-feeling clothing area on the second. The 'Witch's Ma…
Square in Paramaribo


Surrounding the centrally located Onafhankelijkheidsplein (Independence Square) are the contrasting stately 18th-century Presidential Palace – open to the public November 25 only – and aging colonial government buil…
Basilica in Paramaribo

Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral-Basilica

Commonly called 'the Cathedral,' this gorgeously restored building was designated a Minor Basilica by Pope Francis in 2014. It's said to be the largest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere and is worth a peek …
Museum in Paramaribo

Fort Zeelandia

Inside well-restored Fort Zeelandia, a star-shaped, 18th-century fort built on the site where the first colonists alighted, is the worthwhile Stichting Surinaams Museum, featuring colonial-era relics, period rooms a…
Synagogue in Paramaribo

Neveh Shalom Synagogue

A few blocks away from the Roman Catholic Kathedraal are some of the continent's finest examples of other religious buildings - the biggest mosque in the Caribbean and the expansive Dutch Israeli synagogue - sitting…
Museum in Paramaribo

Stichting Surinaams Museum

Inside well-restored Fort Zeelandia, a pentagonal 17th-century fort built on the site where the first colonists alighted, is the Stichting Surinaams Museum, which features colonial-era relics, period rooms and tempo…
Distillery in Paramaribo

Het Surinaamsch Rumhuis

Tours here begin with a 'happy shot,' then it's through the distillery, rum museum and tasting room, where you will learn to sample each variety like a pro. Finish with cocktails on the patio. Shorter tours skip the…
Gallery in Paramaribo

ReadyTex Art Gallery

Five glorious floors of colorful, local sculpture and paintings. Also check out the ReadyTex craft and souvenir shop just around the corner.
Museum in Suriname

Maroon Museum

Guided visits of this little museum on a large property offer great insight into the local culture from marriage customs to dress codes, music and much more.
Notable Building in Paramaribo

Presidential Palace

Official residence of the President of Suriname, built in 1730. It opens to the public on Suriname's Independence Day (November 25) each year.