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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. George's Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral
Carmichael St., Georgetown, Guyana
592 226 5067
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: This 43-meter high Gothic cathedral was built in 1842.
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Pretty, central, quiet--an an amazing piece of architecture. Claims to be the world's tallest wooden structure--but isn't by far, although it will be Guyana's.

Visited August 2012
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“Nice bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The cathedral is a beautiful landmark in downtown Georgetown! Needs a new coat of paint, however. Also we did not get the opportunity to go inside.

Visited January 2013
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“The World's tallest wooden building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Known as the tallest wooden structure in the world, and the second tallest wooden church at a height of 43,5 meters(132 feet). This is the fourth St.Georges; the first was completed in 1811 and was located northeast of the present site, the the present St. Georges School is now located. The second built in 1840's to accommodate the growing church, was quickly dismantled, in 1877, because of architectural weaknesses. St George's was designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield. The corner stone was was laid in 1899 and the cathedral was consecrated on November 8th 1894.

Visited January 2013
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“beautiful but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A beautiful wood structure but why does it seem so neglected? The architexture is magnificent but it seems to needs some tender loving care.

Visited December 2012
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“Beaaautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is an amazing english church, remained gorgeous since the brithis left Guyana. It's a cross shaped wooden church, and it's just absolutely overwhelming. Located in a very good spot, easily seen. Is one of the oldest wooden church in the world, you can see that it has history.

Visited January 2012
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