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St John's Cathedral, Belize City

(3.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit St John's Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Belize City attractions using our Belize City trip builder.
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  • The Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist is the oldest surviving building of Belize‚Äôs colonial period as well as the oldest Anglican Church in Central America. It initially served as a parish chur...  more »
  • We were advised not to cross the bridge and go to the part, where the Cathedral is located. However, we went to the south part of Belize city and did not notice any difference with the north (more tou...  more »
  • On a city tour ,we got the chance to visit this Historic Church, Very Neat, would have liked to see more of the Church.  more »
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  • It's a great attraction due to its preserved state. The exterior alone is quite impressive. However, you may not be able to view the interior if there is no service (mass) or another scheduled event.
  • Recently went to a wedding here. The Church is historic and it has been kept in good conditions.
  • Simply Royal and historic....old and elegant and still serving the Lords words.
  • Beautiful school ever.
  • Went to church on Easter Sunday