St John's Cathedral, Belize City

3.8
#5 of 24 in Museums in Belize
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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  • I visited the Church and met some people from the church that were going in for a meeting. We were given a tour of the church and provided with rich details of the history and the beautiful items insi...  more »
  • I went there in December 2018. This church is located just south of Albert Street, the main street of Belize City. It is an old church with British architecture and is a rare building in Belize. Located in Belize City with few attractions, it is a valuable place to visit by groups of tourists. It seems not to be able to enter in daytime.
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  • Lovely place. Lots of great stories once with the right guide
  • Place to visit and see beautiful inside to visit as tourists.
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