St John's Cathedral, Belize City

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#5 of 16 in Museums in Belize
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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  • September 26, 2017
    Is the old church of bricks taken from the United Kingdom. In the stained glass was beautiful. There was grave and round the outside of the building.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Listen to the history of the site and visit it allows you to connect with the colonial Belize. The way in which she was built is amazing and I think that it should be exploited with more momentum. See it makes you think that there are not many differences with other British locations.
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  • May 28, 2017
    Is the Church is said to be the oldest in Belize. Cute brick. Pipe organ is located on the second floor, is open on Sunday. Church around and around the grave, feel the history.
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  • June 24, 2016
    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.
  • June 25, 2017
    it was wonderful enjoy it
  • May 29, 2016
    Recently went to a wedding here. The Church is historic and it has been kept in good conditions.
  • August 19, 2015
    Simply Royal and historic....old and elegant and still serving the Lords words.
  • April 16, 2015
    Went to church on Easter Sunday

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