City Hall, Georgetown
City Hall, Georgetown is part of the Tentative list of Guyana in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I visited Guyana in August 2007, when I spent a couple of nights at Cara Lodge, the only historic hotel in Georgetown (caralodge.com). Cara Lodge was constructed as Woodbine House in the 1840s and converted into a hotel in 1996. I spent an afternoon wandering around Georgetown (the hotel arranged for a former police officer to act as my guide), when I visited most of the capital's historic buildings, including St. George's Cathedral (one of the tallest wooden churches in the world), Georgetown City Hall (a nineteenth-century Gothic Revival building), Parliament Building and Stabroek Market, the Caribbean's most attractive market complex (especially after the Marché en Fer in Port-au-Prince was destroyed by the January 2010 earthquake, a few months after I visited the market in October 2009).