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 public execution site during the Demerara Revolt, a slave uprising that took place in 1823. A statue of Gandhi can be found here today, as well as a very Victorian-looking bandstand.

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2. National Library

0.31 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…

3. St George's Cathedral

0.32 MILES

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…

4. National Museum

0.38 MILES

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

5. City Hall

0.46 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…

6. Stabroek Market

0.64 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

0.65 MILES

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

8. Castellani House

1.08 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…