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 collection.

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Nearby Georgetown attractions

1. National Museum

0.07 MILES

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

2. 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…

3. City Hall

0.18 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…

5. Promenade Garden

0.31 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…

6. Stabroek Market

0.34 MILES

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…

7. Roman Catholic Cathedral

0.47 MILES

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

8. Castellani House

1.13 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…