St. John’s Cathedral

St. John’s Cathedral  Belize

St. John’s Cathedral Belize


St. John’s Cathedral (Albert Street, Belize City) — Immediately inland of Government House stands St John’s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in Central America. It was built by slave labor between 1812 and 1820 using bricks brought from Britain as ballast. Notable things to see inside are the ancient pipe organ and the Baymen-era tombstones that tell their own history of Belize’s early days and the toll taken on the city’s early settlers.

A block southwest is Yarborough Cemetery, where you’ll see the graves of less prominent early citizens – an even more turbulent narrative of Belize, which dates back to 1787.