St John's Cathedral, Belize City

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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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  • One of the few buildings to meet in Belize City. Colonial architecture, is the main temple of the city.
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  • It is an Anglican cathedral, a beautiful church covered with bricks and wood on the inside, with special mention of the organ. There is also a cemetery annex, which was built by slaves under British rule.
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  • Didn’t get a chance to go inside, but just reading about the history of this church made this a worthwhile stop. It was a great way to begin a vacation and learn and see a bit of Belizian history and ...  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.
  • that's my church
  • Recently went to a wedding here. The Church is historic and it has been kept in good conditions.
  • it was wonderful enjoy it
  • Simply Royal and historic....old and elegant and still serving the Lords words.
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