St John's Cathedral, Belize City

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Belize District
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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  • This well appointed traditional style church fronts two roads on the corner of the street parallel to the sea near the Birds Isle restaurant and bridge to the port. It is steeped in history being the ...  more »
  • I was lucky, when I arrived on Friday the school associated with this church was having a ceremony inside and some great people there explained the history of the church and its place in the fabric of...  more »
  • Lovely Anglican/Episcopal Church in Belize City. My tour driver asked if I would be interested in seeing this old Church? My response, absolutely!  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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