St. John’s Cathedral

Belize City

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St. John’s Cathedral

Constructed during a tumultuous period when colonial powers were vying for control of what was then known as British Honduras, St. John's Cathedral was built utilizing slave labor over a duration of eight years. Despite its unassuming exterior, this small Anglican church holds a unique distinction as the sole location outside of England where British monarchs were crowned. Four Indian Miskito tribe kings, who resided along the Mosquito coast, were bestowed with elaborate British ceremonial regalia that rivaled even the grandeur of London's royal ceremonies. This effort by the British was aimed at cultivating friendly relations with the tribe and safeguarding their power, land, and wealth from their Spanish rivals.

Do & See

Belize City offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to explore. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history by visiting its historical sites, museums, and cultural centers, such as the Museum of Belize, Belize Arts Council, and Factory Art Image Foundation. Additionally, while in Belize City, you can savor the local cuisine or go shopping for local handicrafts.