For many years, Grenada has been known…
The Island Blog
- November 3th 2011
Intriguing, unique and fascinating! These are just a few of the words used to describe the city of St. George. You will find that although the city is small, it is filled with amazing features ranging from the Georgian architecture on some of the structures, to the rich history of the forts. In addition, the uniqueness of the forts combines to make a mesmerizing phenomenon.
Come and discover the city of St. George in a charming and exciting way onboard the Grenada Discovery Train. The tinkling sound of the little bells throughout the city will alert you that the Grenada Discovery Train is approaching. This sightseeing trolley, inspired by a 1960’s steam locomotive, offers tours throughout the town. Drinks are available for purchase while on board and the trolley can be rented for special occasions and other special events.
Named after Governor Sir Walter Sendall, this 340ft long tunnel is the gateway from the city and the Carenage Waterfront. This tunnel built in 1894 is used for both pedestrians and commuters travelling to St. George’s.
If you prefer something a little bit more intimate before you leave, try a quiet evening walk around the Carenage Waterfront. There you will see some of the island’s Georgian architecture and the ‘Christ of the Deep’ statue that reminds everyone of the hospitality of the Grenadian people after the sinking of what has become the largest shipwrecks in the Caribbean; the Bianca C. You will also find various souvenir shops and restaurants dedicated to giving you a splendour of local culinary fare before you leave the city!
Grenada’s forst have a history so rich, you can almost smell it! Once regarded as a lunatic asylum, one fort still possesses some intriguing 18th century features such as century bathrooms, army kitchens and cells used to restrain the violently insane. You can still explore some of the underground tunnels, powder magazines and cisterns. Guided tours are provided and the forts can be utilised for private events. These captivating structures are a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting the island.
So, if you have gotten off the ship to see what the island has to offer, exploring the capital of St. George is the perfect place to start.