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 also several manatees, but you'll be highly unlikely to see them as they rarely surface. The cage size won't thrill you, but in general the animals are well looked after.

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1. Botanical Gardens

0.16 MILES

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,…

2. Castellani House

0.26 MILES

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…

3. Roman Catholic Cathedral

1.03 MILES

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

4. Promenade Garden

1.19 MILES

During daylight hours, the Promenade Garden in Cummingsburg is a quiet place to relax, read and enjoy the flowers and tropical birdlife. Its tranquility…

5. 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…

6. City Hall

1.26 MILES

The distinctive neo-Gothic City Hall, inaugurated in 1889, has a 23m tower where colonial-period wives apparently watched for their husbands' ships to…

7. National Library

1.29 MILES

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…