Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
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Patrick
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Walking around the Historic Inner Ciity of Paramaribo was a definite highlight on my trip to Suriname. The old buildings, some of them being built in the 1600's, were beautiful! Many of the buildings are in need of some serious repair, but the need for repair doesn't take away from the stunning architectural beauty. In fact, some of the aging adds to the stunning visuals that the inner city displays. I definitely recommend a few hours walking around the inner city to enjoy the buildings and the history.
Written 9 March 2024
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Kondreman
Paramaribo, Suriname51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Everybody coming to Suriname knows about Paramaribo's unique historic inner city. It is a UNESCO world heritage site which due to the architecture of the buildings is well deserved. Although there is still too many buildings being left to fall apart and which hurts when seeing it, the efforts of renovation recently made by the government at least in some areas are promising. Take the new ministry buildings on Henk Arronstraat hoek Grote Combeweg as an example. They turned out beautiful and are a nice addition to the city scape.
Written 21 June 2023
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climber_in_CH
Salida, CO1,083 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a capitol city with about 250,000 people so it not surprising there are no skyscrapers here. I went to see the UNESCO inner city but was not particularly impressed. Others have posted photos so you can see what's on offer. They are in various states of disrepair and were lovely in their day.
There appears to be poverty here and one should be alert to your surroundings. I spoke to a fellow traveler (American in his 60's traveling solo on a budget) who was leaving a music venue in Paramaribo at night and turned left instead of right and was set upon by 2 fellows who beat him up and took his mobile phone. This was end of March 2023, he had traveled solo extensively but was now reconsidering his future. Several days after and he was still experiencing mental confusion after the gash on his head. I had read that Suriname was 'safe,' but it's all relative isn't it?
Written 31 March 2023
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The historic inner city of Paramaribo is full of wooden colonial houses in various stages of neglect and dilapidation. Beautiful in its decay. Hopefully through private and some government funding it will be possible to retain these 291 official monuments. The oldest of all, the actual stone Fort Zeelandia, is in slightly better shape since it is also the official museum of Suriname - actually quite a nicely curated museum, worth a visit! The historic city became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2002 also because the original 17th century streetplan is still largely retained. There are no highrises in Paramaribo whatsoever!
Written 21 February 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK2,601 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Paramaribo is home to some fantastic architecture and I was really amazed by the old Dutch colonial buildings. There is so much history in Paramaribo and we were shown around town by our friend Danny, a local who was a friend of our AirBnb host.
However, we were so glad we had Danny with us because we felt he kept us safe. We were approached several times, mostly by people looking for money and harassing us, presumably because they thought we were rich in comparison to them. We had a few shaky moments which I won’t go into detail on here, but I would say make sure you do not wander round at night time and make sure you know where not to go.
It was a shame because it tarnished our Paramaribo experience completely, despite how impressive the buildings are.
Written 20 February 2020
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Jan T
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
No high buildings and no multilane highways, but some streets with old atmospheric buildings, old wooden (decayed or burn out) buildings, shopping streets with larger shops and by the bus station small stores, multiple statues, the Palmentuin and by the river historic buildings.
Written 26 January 2020
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
The main attraction of Paramaribo is definitely all the beautiful old dutch architecture. although many were destroyed in the fire in the 19th century.
Written 20 May 2019
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christianvguyana
Santiago, Chile35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
The dutch-colonial architecture is amazing! You can easily see the historical buildings.

Los edificios coloniales - holandeses son increíbles. Pueden verse fácilmente
Written 6 November 2018
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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK1,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is an attractive area to wander around. The centre is quite compact and easy to walk around in a morning. Most of the buildings are not accessible so its really a case of wander, look and admire the exterior.
Written 19 October 2018
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GlobetrottingViking
Thatcham, UK3,029 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Wandering around the historic centre of Paramaribo is like being in an outdoor museum of architecture. These wooden buildings are beautiful to a visitor, but there must be a struggle to keep them in good repair. In fact many of the buildings show signs of serious neglect. Nevertheless it is a joy to walk along these streets both day and night. Most of the buildings are made of wood and must be a fire risk, but have kept remarkably well maintaining a Dutch style of the 19th centruy.
Written 18 August 2018
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