Provotique walking tours

Botanical / Independence Arch

Unwind in the Botanical Gardens

Perhaps the most famous garden in Guyana, and home to the kissing bridge where young couples can be found at all times of day, this quiet city center sanctuary is a must see. Guyana’s first Governor, President and Executive President are all buried here next to the pond, and a gold clock pays homage to George Samuel Jenman, a superintendent of the gardens from 1879.

Seven Ponds

The 1969 Seven Ponds on the south of the central avenue in the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown, Guyana is the final resting place of Sir David Rose, the first Guyanese Governor General, celebrated Guyanese poet Martin Carter and former president Hugh Desmond Hoyte (1985 to 1992). Entombed in the nearby Mausoleum is Guyana's first Executive President, Linden Forbes Burnham.

Castellani House

Castellani House is a large nineteenth-century building, which is situated on the corner of Vlissengen Road and Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown, Guyana. It was designed and constructed by the Maltese architect, Cesar Castellani, between 1879 and 1882. Originally serving as a residence for colonial government officials, Castellani House has been the home of Guyana's National Art Gallery since 1993.

Independence Arch

Guyana’s National Independence Monument, more commonly described as the Independence Arch can be described as one of the nation’s most important national symbol. It was presented to Guyana, by the Demerara Bauxite Company(DEMBA) as an Independence gift, and symbolised  the end of an era, while ushering in a new phase of Guyana’s history that of becoming a nation.

Built entirely from Guyana’s mineral resources, bauxite that was processed into aluminium, and quartz from the Mazaruni River, this arch was designed by Canadian architect Mr. Eric Flack. Its construction was spearheaded by another Canadian, Mr. A. Beck.