National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Wonders of Guyana

City Hall

City Hall, an eloquent example of Guyana’s built architectural heritage is located with its main façade facing Avenue of the Republic and is bordered by Regent Street to the north and Charlotte Street to the south.The foundation stone was laid in the north eastern corner of the structure. The building was completed 18 months later …

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Stabroek Market

Stabroek Market, located on Water Street and bearing the name of the oldest ward in Georgetown, was officially opened on November 1, 1881 by Governor Cornelius H. Kortwright. Built partly on land and water, this steel structure was designed by an American engineer, Mr. Nathaniel McKay. This landmark  serves as one of the main hubs …

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Shell Beach

Shell Beach is located on Guyana’s Atlantic Coast which borders Venezuela and goes undisturbed for approximately 144.8 kilometres (90 miles) in Region’s one North West District. The name of the beach is derived from the accumulation of tiny shells that gracefully covers its brown sand. This Wonder of Guyana is home to and is famous …

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Aishalton Petroglyphs

Aishalton Petroglyphs are scattered across the Aishalton district in the Rupununi, Savannah. Aishalton is one of the most populated settlements in the Upper Takutu-Rupununi region and serves as the administrative centre of the southern sub-district. Makatau Mountain, located some 3 kilometres (1.7 miles) from central Aishalton is one of the country’s most famous archaeological sites. …

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Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima, the highest of the Pakaraima Mountain chain in South America, is a part of the ancient Guiana Shield. This mountain contains some of the oldest geological formations known to man dating back to almost two billion years. It was once part of Gondwanaland before tectonic activity separated the continents of Africa and South …

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Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls is the centre piece of Guyana’s oldest national park, the Kaieteur National Park. The park which was established in 1929, by the British Commonwealth, is situated on a section of the Amazon rainforest. Kaieteur Falls is fed by the Potaro River and is considered the longest single drop water fall in the world, …

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St. George’s Cathedral

St. George’s Cathedral, one of Guyana’s ‘built wonders’, is located on the roundabout on North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown. The current building is the fourth to house Anglican church services and was designed by English architect, Sir Arthur Blomfield ARA, FRIBA, and consecrated by Bishop William Proctor Swaby on November 8, 1894. This Gothic Revival building, …

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Fort Zeelandia

Approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the mouth of the mighty Essequibo River is Fort Island. On this island are the second and third oldest built historic structures in Guyana (completed by the Dutch administration in 1744 to protect it interest in the then colony). Fort Zeelandia and the Court of Policy. During the period …

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