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St John's Cathedral, Belize City
(3.7/5 based on 80+ 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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  • I understand and was glad to read the perspective of the people that attend St John's Cathedral. It's great to read about it's personal importance to people. As a tourist however, I did not find it in...  more »
  • This is an interesting church building. The church was built over a period of several years using bricks brought in from England. A local told us that the bricks used in construction were brought over...  more »
  • We were in town on a day when a cruise ship was not in port so a lot of the attractions were not open. It was cool to walk around and see the history of who is buried there but I wish we could have go...  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