Museums in Belize

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Museums in Belize

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  • Christy
    Fitchburg, WI22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very lovely pieces by local artists! Fairly priced, staff was not welcoming nor helpful. Shop was over crowded with pieces. A staple if visiting San Pedro Town.
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • Theresa4196
    Apex, NC2,360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first visit since the Pandemic to Caye Caulker and I always stop by Paulette's. I love her artwork, got one of her paintings to match one I bought last time, as well as some of her great sand flea/mosquito repellent! This stuff works. My family has used it from Florida into Panama and different islands in the Caribbean. It works everywhere!
    It was so nice visiting with Paulette and learning about her small cattery. I really admire the work she does. Please stop by for a visit and purchase from a real Caye Caulker treasure! Can't wait to go back when I return again to Caye Caulker. If she's not open she will respond by email to let you know her availability. She's a must visit on this wonderful island!!!!
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • ScouterKnotts
    West Long Branch, NJ28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked down from the Radisson to tour the museum. Very nice rebuild of the old Belize City prison. Exhibits included the history of slavery in Belize, colonial artifacts & history, an art gallery upstairs and some bird taxidermy. Entry fee was a very reasonable $7 US.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Bethany C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I unexpectedly met Walter in a bar in San Ignacio. He gave me a full tour of his studio. The artwork is incredible and he is the nicest and coolest guy! I cannot recommend visiting enough :)
    Written March 14, 2024
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  • CamilleAH
    Boulder, CO13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience to paint by the sea. We were lead perfectly by our instructor to paint a memory of Belize. Thank you for accommodating us and giving my daughter a fabulous time.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • Jaina
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour! You get to see the complete process. From the trees that are growing and tasting the white raw beans to making chocolate yourself the same way the Mayans did it so long ago. The owner is a good storyteller and the tour is great! The chocolate is sooo delicious! Try the dark one or one of the icecreams that they make!
    Written December 8, 2021
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  • James Rosenberger
    Cincinnati, OH990 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While staying at Laru Beya, a few minutes away, the trip to Lola's and a chance to meet her, the extended family and view her works in progress were a complete delight. So much so we visited 3 days in a row bringing new clients to purchase her handmade artworks. Similar in tradition to the folk or outsider artists in the USA, Lola Delgado-Crossman is self taught, the first woman to open a gallery in Belize (and is in the process of opening another) and was finishing a special commission for the Belize government of items to be given to visiting dignitaries when we were there. Many, many thanks to Lola, Liz, Bernard and Mr. Winston who invited us into their living spaces, explaining items like the calabash gourds and were simply delightful. Visitors to the peninsula--take the time to find Lola on Lola Delgado Blvd., in the heart of Seine Bight--you will be glad you did!
    Written March 10, 2023
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada26,501 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just one of a "modest stature" is how I would describe this brick cathedral (with not two but just one tower and no high & wide front facade or such) but which yet is a charming one which I would say is also in part due to its "nice & neat" grounds (mainly a small lawn but also like a mini-garden with a pathway along the edge which goes all the way around the Cathedral). And yes, after the walk around the building & taking a peek inside from the entrance was just heading back out due to the admission (which I never had to pay on my cathedral visits except at some big cathedrals with museums & such inside which I'm quite sure is not the case inside this one).

    And actually just across the street from one side of this cathedral is the Government House which is a 2-storied beautiful heritage building with a spacious front lawn & a not-too-high lovely fence (but closed to public at the time due to some renovation or such going on). And also nearby, at just about a 5-minute walk from this cathedral (by heading back along the street between this cathedral & the Government House in the direction of downtown but a right turn shortly after leaving) is the waterfront area like a "long promenade" from which there's a view of both the Creek & the sea beyond (from near one end of the promenade).
    Written January 17, 2021
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  • Todd M
    Sammamish, WA9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is interesting, with information about local species and some Mayan history. The most fun is the butterfly room where butterflies land on you and we learned about their breeding project.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • Michele S
    Red Deer, Canada95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed! It was closed when we arrived, but Pen let us in for a private tour! His passion for the Garufina culture is unmistakable in his art! We toured the gallery and his yard which brought history and current lifestyle to life. Will definitely go back for the activities and workshops he hosts!
    Written August 6, 2023
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  • Samantha Hamlin
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped by this site yesterday on our trip to Belize. There is a very nice family that lives on the property who has built this modern temple the last 30 years! While it’s not an ancient site, the work that has been put into this fabulous work of art is truly incredible. Some of the reviews are not wrong, a lot of it you can see from the road. But the tour that was given to us in addition to the small temple & caves were totally worth the $10. There is also a tower you can walk up that has incredible views with a nice 15 minute hike to get to. Incredibly nice family & love the work they have put into this. They plan to continue to expand. If you’re in the area, especially with young kids, I would highly recommend this stop!
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • Stu Dearnley
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're into paintings, this is not to be missed. Local artists and a wide variety of styles. Also visit Ex's wood shop just up the road!
    Written September 30, 2021
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  • Quakertraveler
    Burnsville, NC82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tells the fascinating story of the Garafina very well. Has a display of traditional items and a good timeline of history.
    Displays are tattered an haven;='t been updated since 2008
    Written April 1, 2018
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  • Autumn A
    Baltimore, MD32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of nicer art made by local artists to look at and purchase. If you are looking for quality art and not just your average cheap souvenir then this is the place for you!
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Sandra H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gentleman working in the Cultural Center was a wealth of knowledge about the island of Ambergris Caye and the Mayan people. This is a very worthwhile visit if you are interested in history of the Mayan people. There aren’t many, but some very interesting artifacts found on the island.
    Written February 25, 2018
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