Shopping in South America
The central market in Georgetown, also known as Stabroek Market, covers about 7,000 m2 and must be one of the largest covered markets in all of South America. The building itself is a bit of an architectural gem built in 1881 with an iconic clock tower. The outside is a chaotic mayhem of minibuses and street vendors, and it doesn’t get any less crowded inside. The huge market is divided into distinct areas: meats, fish, fruits and vegetable, clothes, and jewelry. As it goes all the way down to the waterfront, it doubles as ferry terminal for boats going up and down the Demerara river. Stabroek Market can feel a bit rowdy and untidy, and even though people are friendly, it's probably best to watch out for pickpockets and such.