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Address: Belize City, Belize
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This is the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.

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Not a lavish cathedral but this IS a small, former colony populated with casual and friendly citizens. The picture does it justice and it is as quaint inside as it is out. Stop in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
DaveC59_12
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Redlands, California
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just and old and dilaped church in the poor section of Belize City, which is a very poor city. Not what you think of when you think of a Cathedral.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Not a lavish cathedral but this IS a small, former colony populated with casual and friendly citizens. The picture does it justice and it is as quaint inside as it is out. Stop in for a quick visit with the Lord and leave a small donation at the door.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I've been to St. John's Cathedral on many occasions, but 3 months ago, I went for my sister's funeral and the service was held at St. John's

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Unlike some, I actually went there for worship, so it was not so much a tourist visit. But just the same, you can feel the 200 year history, and might I add I also felt more than welcomed by the other worshipers. The outside of the church has more of an 'older and historic building' than internally. Although I could... More 

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Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

One of our last brick souvenirs to remind us of who we are...do hope it last forever..to loose a monument like this would be heartbreaking..history flashback!!.going there feels relaxing especially for the fact that it is a cathedral.

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Thank Khandie Y
San Ignacio, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The cathedral is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Belize and Central America and reflects the history of the country in the fact that it was built by slaves from bricks used as ship ballasts. It's easily accessible from downtown Albert street and I recommend going on a Sunday afternoon if possible where you can soak in the serenity of the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I didn't actually go in but wished we had time to stop. We passed by the St;. John's Cathedral on our way to another attraction in Belize. It looked very interesting and full of Belizian history

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time with the deacon. Watching the school kids lovingly spruce up the Cathedral was nice. Hearing the history of all the wall plaques from the deacon was priceless. I'm glad we wandered in while walking around Belize City.

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Warren, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We were told that this is the oldest church in the area & built by slaves one brick at a time Very interesting to hear the locals describe this church. Worth the walk!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We hired a cab driver for the day to take us around Belize City and show us the highlights. Byron happened to be a member of St. John's, so he made sure that we got a good tour and met some of the church community. The church was built by slaves out of bricks that had traveled as ballast in... More 

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