Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Belize City

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#12 of 13 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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  • it is very pleasant to walk and take a photo of a very tall and beautiful light house and enjoy the weather.  more »
  • The lighthouse and memorial tomb of Baron Bliss is one of the more interesting stories of the colonial era of Belize. Baron Bliss was a benefactor who was fascinated by Belize. He unfortunately died j...  more »
  • A little short thing with an interesting history. If you have time to kill take a stroll and look at it. Not a bad thing to do.  more »
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  • 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 place with good views to stroll around. But the local said that this lighthouse did not work for years . It's a statue now!
  • Beautiful sea view monument. Great place to relax and take in scene with friends.
  • Great place to visit for a relaxing break and some sunshine. The view is wonderful. Its close to the water taxi and great shop. I will visit again.
  • Very nice tourist attraction great view

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Waterfront property is prime real estate in Belize City, with many of the city's best accommodations clustered around Haulover Creek or the coastline. Fort George remains one of the most popular options, with access to the city's top attractions, as well pleasant views over the creek and the sea. There, you can choose from budget and mid-range options, from inns and guesthouses to impressive hotels. Barracks Road also serves as a pleasant place to stay, with a few higher-end accommodations and plenty of park spaces.
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