Top Choice Museum in Belize City

Museum of Belize

This modern museum in the Fort George District provides an excellent overview of the story of Belize. Housed in the country's former main jail (built of brick in 1857), the museum preserves one cell in its original …
Top Choice Landmark in Belize City

Swing Bridge

This heart and soul of Belize City life, crossed by just about everyone here just about every day, is said to be the only remaining manually operated bridge of its type in the world. The bridge, a product of Liverpo…
Top Choice Church in Belize City

St John's Cathedral

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. Notab…
Gallery in Belize City

Image Factory

The country's most innovative and exciting art gallery stages new exhibitions most months, usually of work by Belizean artists. Opening receptions are mostly held early in the month on the deck, which looks out on H…
Historic Site in Belize City

Government House

Fronting the sea down at the end of Regent St, this handsome two-story wooden colonial mansion served as the residence of Britain's superintendents and governors of Belize from the building's construction in 1814 un…
Landmark in Belize City

BTL Park

Fresh from a major makeover funded by the local telecommunications company, BTL Park is now a pleasant waterside recreation area complete with food huts selling local and international cuisine, a playground and a wa…
Historic Building in Belize City

Court House

You can’t miss the prominent Court House on Regent St, built in 1926 as the headquarters for Belize’s colonial administrators to replace an earlier wooden structure of similar design that was destroyed by fire. It s…
Monument in Belize City

Baron Bliss Tomb

At the tip of the Fort George peninsula lies the granite Baron Bliss Tomb, the final resting place of Belize's most famous benefactor, who never set foot on Belizean soil while alive. Next to the tomb stands the For…
Park in Belize City

Battlefield Park

Battlefield Park is on the right across from the Court House. It's always busy with vendors, loungers, con artists and other slice-of-life segments of Belize City society.
Cemetery in Belize City

Yarborough Cemetery

A narrow graveyard between two roads where you'll see the graves of early citizens of Belize who were not prominent enough to be buried in the nearby St John's Cathedral.