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St John's Cathedral

Address: Belize City, Belize
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Belize City
Type: Religious Sites, Natural History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This is the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.
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Type: Religious Sites, Natural History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This is the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The simple architecture and realization of how old the actual building is and how many people have passed through the doors seeking guidance is a peaceful experience. Well worth a stop and visit.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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298 reviews 298 reviews
91 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This historical landmark is currently operational as a place of worship and school. It was on our tour with Calypso Train Tours and a wonderful photo op. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the cathedral's history and explained that the cathedral was built with bricks that used to ballast slave ships. It was very interesting. The cathedral is the oldest... More 

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Boston. MA
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205 reviews 205 reviews
16 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We walked by it ax it was close (at1500). The history and architecture was worth the stop. Try to fit a stop on your walk of the town

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Southern California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I personally love to visit old places that are still being used. St. John's is just such a place. You can admire the old brick work, stained glass, and how the church is set up to serve it's parishioners today. A fun little visit for a history buff.

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Mesa, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The added electrical fans and lighting hanging from the ceiling take away from the interiors charm, but the front door and the exterior are beautiful.

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Belmopan, Belize
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Cathedral, built in 1812 of bricks is truly a place to visit. The guide at the office told of its history with reverence....The British, after winning the Battle of St. George's Caye and deciding that this land will now be our home, started erecting landmark buildings in the settlement of British Honduras -- using the bricks that came on... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We got to go to the cathedral on our city tour of Belize. Pretty front doors made out of mahogany wood. pretty inside as well, but small. they ask for donations from anyone who visits, there is a box by the front door. Outside the cathedral is neat as well. Make sure to go around back, there is a pretty... More 

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Belize
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The church is more interesting from the outside. It's an old buliding, From inside is plain Aglican style with nothing interesting. No pictures, no paintings, nada! The walls are filed with incriptions from donators!! The roof is from wood!!! Anyway, since Belize city has very few attractions, it's a must see! It's an old church after all!

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Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Out of the shopping chaos is St. John's Cathedral which is build of early bricks and mahogany. It is like a who's who of British Honduras to the era of Belize as a Commonwealth country. It has memorial plaques for Milbourne Griffiths who was the Surveyor General of the original colonies boundaries to Dean Vernon who presided over the restoration... More 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had a self-guided walking tour of Belize City. St. John's Cathedral was one of the sites. Interested in history and being Anglican, I wanted to visit. I was disappointed that schools was being held and didn't enter the church. I was glad that the church was being used in an educational way.

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