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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I believe I was told that this is the tallest wooden church in the world. Glad to see it was being refurbished and despite all the work going on, you could still get into the building to see its glory... more »
Said to be the largest wooden cathedral in the world. Very interesting architecture and woodwork in the roof. Roof needs some work to restore it to its original beauty. The church interior and exterio... more »
Tallest wooden building.
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