St John's Cathedral, Belize City

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#5 of 21 in Museums in Belize
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
St John's Cathedral stands as a reminder of Belize's colonial history, while also serving as a spiritual sanctuary for the local community. Built by slaves using brick ballast brought from Britain between 1812-1820, the church was the first built in the colony of British Honduras, and the only Anglican cathedral outside of England where kings were crowned. High ceilings, complemented by rustic mahogany and sapodilla woodwork, give the church an airy feel, while the true show-stopper, the ancient pipe organ, rests on the balcony. Don't miss the oldest cemetery in the country, Yarborough Cemetery, also built using slave labor. To visit St John's Cathedral on your trip to Belize City, use our Belize City driving holiday planner.
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  • Just one of a "modest stature" is how I would describe this brick cathedral (with not two but just one tower and no high & wide front facade or such) but which yet is a charming one which I would say....  more »
  • The St. John's is in downtown Belize on the port's opposite side, across the bridge down the Albert street to its end - it's the farthest spot you should go. The Church claims to be the oldest...  more »
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  • Lovely place. Lots of great stories once with the right guide
  • Place to visit and see beautiful inside to visit as tourists.

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