Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Belize City

#11 of 16 in Historic Sites in Belize
Baron Bliss Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Belize City. Established in 1885, it has a focal plane of 16 m (52 ft) and is painted white and red. It is named after one of Belize's greatest benefactors, Baron Bliss, who is known to have never actually set foot on Belizean shores but was impressed with the people's warm hospitality. He was a sailor and fisherman who traveled the world aboard his yacht the "Sea King". On March 9, 1926, Baron Bliss died leaving instructions that he be buried in a granite tomb near the sea, enclosed with an iron fence with a lighthouse built nearby. This is why this monument was constructed (in remembrance of him) and also at the location where it stands today.
The lighthouse, among its main purpose of serving as a traffic warning for boats travelling nearby, has also been used for advertisement purposes as well. It is featured on one of Belikin's most popular alcoholic beverage named "The Lighthouse lager". This in return has placed the lighthouse image on billboards, coasters, cups, mugs and other promotional items around the country of Belize. It is also a major tourist attraction in Belize when it comes to sight seeing and it was listed at #20 of top 53 things to do in Belize on tripadvisor website.
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  • The reason for the light house and Baron Bliss's grave is a big historic area for Belize. The seawall and light house needs attention and the Baron Bliss's grave should have a placard for information ...  more »
  • This lighthouse was established in 1885, so it is an essential part of Belize City, and worthwhile to see if you're in the area. The lighthouse was closed on the Saturday that we visited. It is a smal...  more »
  • A very interesting site to visit in Belize City. Lighthouses are situated in strategic points and this one is not an exception. From the lighthouse you can appreciate a wonderful and special view of the city. If you are in Radisson or in the Ramada hotel, it’s a short walk enjoying the wind and the sea.
  • Had an amazing time in Belize. The artificial beach was great, the water was warm and the slides were were a lot of fun. Totally advise a visit to the old city and to the bay.
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