Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Belize City

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#12 of 17 in Historic Sites in Belize
Baron Bliss Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Belize City. Established in 1885, it has a focal plane of 16 m (52 ft) and is painted white and red. It is named after one of Belize's greatest benefactors, Baron Bliss, who is known to have never actually set foot on Belizean shores but was impressed with the people's warm hospitality. He was a sailor and fisherman who traveled the world aboard his yacht the "Sea King". On March 9, 1926, Baron Bliss died leaving instructions that he be buried in a granite tomb near the sea, enclosed with an iron fence with a lighthouse built nearby. This is why this monument was constructed (in remembrance of him) and also at the location where it stands today.Uses of the lighthouseThe lighthouse, among its main purpose of serving as a traffic warning for boats travelling nearby, has also been used for advertisement purposes as well. It is featured on one of Belikin's most popular alcoholic beverage named "The Lighthouse lager". This in return has placed the lighthouse image on billboards, coasters, cups, mugs and other promotional items around the country of Belize. It is also a major tourist attraction in Belize when it comes to sight seeing and it was listed at #20 of top 53 things to do in Belize on tripadvisor website.
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  • We only saw the lighthouse in passing from a tour bus, but it is a beautiful lighthouse in a very picturesque location and our guide told us the story of Baron Bliss, which was fun to hear.  more »
  • It's within walking distance of the Radisson and the Belize sign. Quick stop, easy for tourists to get a photo. *If my review was helpful to you, please click the “thumbs-up” below - thanks!  more »
  • I like to find this lighthouse in keeping with the entire city with a well nice story, the truth that walk along this waterfront with the warm air in your face something really relaxing
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  • Great little place to stop. Not the cleanest around and there are lot of guys trying to fish at the same time (understandable). Worth a stop, but you probably won't stay long.
  • You have a perfect view of the sea and if you are lucky you can sometimes spot dolphins feeding and playing in the sea. It's so windy and cool.
  • Place is deserted and doesn't offer a lot of photo opportunities , in spite of the fact that it's located overlooking the Carribean sea.
  • The Light House with nice design, located near the shore and it's a nice area to walk around, take photo, and enjoy the weather and the scenery.
  • Nice spot to get great pupusas.
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