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Paramaribo

3.7
World heritage site · Historic Sites · Churches
Wooden City
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname. As the country's main port, capital, and biggest urban area, the city boasts a well-preserved architecture of wooden colonial buildings, earning Paramaribo the nickname of "Wooden City." A vacation in Paramaribo provides visitors with an outstanding opportunity to discover Dutch heritage in this part of the world--Dutch is still the official language here, though you'll hear plenty of Sranantongo just by taking a casual walk down the city's busy streets. Add Paramaribo and other destinations to your itinerary using our Suriname travel route planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Historic Site
Fort Zeelandia
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Palmentuin
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard)
2.5
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Paramaribo

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World heritage site
Tafelberg Nature Preserve Saramacca District
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Peperpot Nature Park Meerzorg
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Amsterdam
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Neotropical Butterfly Park Lelydorp
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Paramaribo

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Historic Site
Jodensavanne
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Het Koto Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Bridge
Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Paramaribo

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Religious Site
Suriname City Mosque
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Church
Dutch reformed church
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Grote Stadskerk
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Ahmadiyya Muslim Nasir Mosque
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Paramaribo

Specialty Museum
Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Lalla Rookh Museum
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Natural History Museum
Numismatisch Museum
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Surinaamsch Rumhuis
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Paramaribo

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Park
Brownsberg Nature Park
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min