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St John's Cathedral, Belize City
(3.7/5 based on 85+ 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 belongs to the Anglian Church. Built in typical English style. The Church's interior is fyldt with mindetavler.
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  • It would be easier to provide a telling review if there was someone in attendance who could provide some insites into what we were seeing. We wandered around the grounds which were beautifully attende...  more »
  • This church is the oldest church in Belize country, I was actually baptized here so were my daughter and many of my family members, it has great architectural appeal and a sanctified Ora when in this ...  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