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St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown

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Religious Site Architectural Building
Admire St. George's Cathedral, the main cathedral in the capital city and one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. The Anglican church, built 1892, is now the seat of the bishop of Guyana and a national landmark. Admire the imposing 43 m (143 ft) Gothic-style structure, designed by English architect Sir Arthur Blomfield. Built from native Greenheart wood, durable and insect-resistant, the historic white structure is an emblem of the city. Wander the decorated interior, filled with intricate stained glass, historic relics, and a large chandelier gifted by Queen Victoria. St. George's Cathedral is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Georgetown Edition.
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  • Although the cathedral is undergoing renovation, it is certainly worth a visit. Stained glass windows, a beautifully carved Angel holds the baptismal font and a interesting gate in front of the altar ...  more »
  • Construction going on but still amazing to see the world's tallest wooden building. A must see for anyone there visiting  more »
  • We stopped for a quick visit. Free and if you like visiting older churches, a nice stop. Church is largest constructed one. Unfortunately a little in disrepair. They are working on it but will take mu...  more »
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  • Reputedly the tallest wooden building in the world. Whether it is or isn't St George's is still absolutely beautiful.
  • The biggest wood made cathedral. A must see.
  • This building is one of most special landmark in Guyana
  • Best. In. Guyana
  • Amazing old architecture

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Where to stay in Georgetown

Georgetown boasts by far the most eclectic choice of accommodations in the country. The eastern bank of the Demerara River offers many of the most exclusive options, with long-established resort-style hotels ensuring a range of upscale facilities and services. Less-expensive hotels can be found on the city's side streets, along with family-run guesthouses and the odd hostel. Consider staying away from the water to keep costs down, or look for a rental property if you plan a longer stay.
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