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A Walking Tour of St. George's

 

The best way to see St. George’s, Grenada capital is on foot. And there is no better place to start than the Market Square. This popular market is in the heart of Grenada’s commercial centre. The market square were once used as a place for public executions, trading slaves, political speeches today farmers and spice vendors sell their produce in abundance to locals and visitors. In the market you won’t find more tropical fruits and vegetables any where else. Examine all the different herbs and spices grown on the island.

St. George’s has one of the most beautiful harbours in the Caribbean, a perfect horseshoe shape, gives the visitor their first sight of paradise. Some of the street names originated from the colonial administrators ruling at the time. Gore Street refers to Lieutenant-General Gore and Governor General Robert Melville (Melville Street). The Marquis of Granby, (Granby Street) John Manners, was a famous and popular English General who distinguished himself during the Seven Years War in Germany. He retired from the army after the Treaty of Paris in 1763 just when Grenada passed into British hands for the first time and the street was named in his honour.

Sendall Tunnel named after Governor Walter J Sendall in 1889. The tunnel was constructed to connect the Market square.

Grenada’s National Museum on Young Street is situated at the corner of Young and Monckton Streets. Built in 1704 by the French, is one of the oldest structures in the town of St. George and some of the walls formed part of an army barracks. Later in the century, the British used it as a prison until the Richmond Hill prison was built. The Museum houses artifacts from Carib times up to present and a rich collection of Grenada’s history.

Christ of The Deep Monument, the Italian Cruise liner, “Bianca ‘C’, accidentally caught fire and sank in the St. George’s harbour in 1961. A statue entitled “ Christ of the Deep” stands prominently on the harbour commemorating the courage of the Grenadian people who saved the lives of the passengers on board the vessel.

Above the market in Church Street stands the Roman Catholic Cathedral, dating back to 1884. On the opposite side is Parliament Building together with the Supreme Court. Lower down on your left is the Anglican Church (1825) and on the other side of Church Street, on Grand Etang Road is the Presbyterian Church. Many historical buildings were damaged during the passage of Hurricane Ivan on September 7th 2004. Marryshow House the residence of Theophilus Albert Marryshow (1885-1958) who is remembered as a campaigner for West Indian Federation and self government from Great Britain. For tours click here.

 

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