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St. George's

Probably the most beautiful of all of the Caribbean's harbour cities, St. George's, Grenada's capital, is a colourful mix of 18th century French and Georgian English architecture.

Set against a backdrop of steep hills and winding roads there are excellent views of the harbour, town or coast from many angles. The busiest street in St. George's is the Carenage which runs the length of the harbour and is a centre of activity where you'll find wooden schooners unloading produce and other goods.

Points of Interest

Be sure to visit the:

The National Museum at the corner of Young and Monckton Streets including items from West Africa and the local sugar and spice industries.

Fort George, built in 1705 is now the local police headquarters. From its public viewpoints you are able to have great views of the coast and the harbour. Some of the old cannons are still in position.

Close to the fort is St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk built in 1830. There are also a number of interesting buildings on Church Street including St. George's Anglican Church (1825), the Roman Catholic Cathedral (tower 1818, church 1884) and the Supreme Court and parliament buildings (late 18th, eraly 19th century).

On Green St is the oldest religious building in Grenada, the Methodist Church (1820).

A fire in April 1990 seriously damaged six government buildings on the Carenage . The Post Office and the recently restocked Public Library escaped the fire. Also on the Carenage is a monument to Christi Degli Abbissi which "commemorates the hospitality extended to the crew and passengers of the ill-fated liner", Bianca C.

On Halifax Street, just north of the Carenage, is Market Square which hosts a bustling Saturday market and is the terminus for many minibus routes.

To the north of the city is Queen's Park which is used for all the main sporting activities, carnival shows and political events.




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