Divine Attractions: The Historic Churches In Kingstown

The quaint country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is known for being a tropical paradise. People go to SVG primarily to see its magnificent beaches or to experience water-based attractions, such as yachting, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

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But if you pay a visit to the country’s capital and commercial center, Kingstown, you will be treated to a nostalgic trip to the past. Seen around the so-called “City of Arches” are cobblestone streets and colonial buildings that date back to the 19th century.
Some of the well-known buildings in Kingstown are the following:

St. George’s Anglican Cathedral

The current structure that can be seen now was built and dedicated in 1820. However, on its site, there was another Anglican church that was destroyed due to the Great Hurricane of 1870. The cathedral is known for its aesthetically pleasing sets of stained glass windows and the galleried interior inspired by the Georgian period.

St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption

St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Assumption houses a chapel, presbytery, and school that feature the eclectic architecture style of the 19th century, including Gothic spires and Romanesque columns and arches.

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Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is one of the top tourist attractions in the Caribbean region. It also serves as the country’s port of entry. Learn more about the city by visiting this website.