St John's Cathedral, Belize City

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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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  • Unfortunately due to Covid I did not get a chance to get inside. However I read up on the Cathedral and did get a chance to visit the outside of the structure. It's worth while for history buffs. 
    Unfortunately due to Covid I did not get a chance to get inside. However I read up on the Cathedral and did get a chance to visit the outside of the structure. It's worth while for history buffs.  more »
  • This was on my list to see, mainly because I saw it on TripAdvisor- the cemetery too. We were staying on the shore (near the Belize sign) and went to this cathedral before driving to San Ignacio. It.....  more
    This was on my list to see, mainly because I saw it on TripAdvisor- the cemetery too. We were staying on the shore (near the Belize sign) and went to this cathedral before driving to San Ignacio. It.....  more »
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  • Was great to go back and a very special church in Belize
  • This understated Cathedral holds a lot of history. The site is covered with informative plaques. We were allowed in the church. The Dove stained glass window is beautiful.

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