St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Guyana
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Georgetown vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Well worth the 15 to 20 mins walk from stabrock market to visit Guyana beautiful wooden church. Hopefully next Feb when I return the renovation will be over and I can go inside. But I really enjoy loo...  more »
  • This is the largest wooden structure in the world and quite architecturally interesting. The inside too is interesting to see and the ladies working inside are very kindly. They are trying to raise $2...  more »
  • We went to see this building, as we were told that it was the tallest wood church in the Americas. However when we got there we could only walk around it as it was closed for restorations; very disapp...  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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