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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  • The Church is beautiful but they charge a "collaboration" to enter. We wanted to leave a few coins and did not accept them, only tickets. It is simple and small.
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  • This is a small Cathedral, and part of the roof has different bricks from a previous hurricane. There was a lady who spoke about the Cathedral and how it was from the slaves time onwards. This was fas...  more »
  • To appreciate the history of belize, this is an important stop and definitely worth exploring! One of the interesting aspects of the building is that it was built with ballast stones and one can see t...  more »
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  • that's my church
  • 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.
  • it was wonderful enjoy it
  • Simply Royal and historic....old and elegant and still serving the Lords words.

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