Fort George Lighthouse

Belize City

This diminutive lighthouse guides boats into Haulover Creek and was constructed with funds from the estate of Baron Bliss, who is buried at its foot.

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1. 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…

2. Court House

0.38 MILES

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…

3. Image Factory

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The country's most innovative and exciting art gallery stages new exhibitions and hosts regular book launches, usually of work by Belizean artists…

4. Hindu Temple

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Right in downtown, this simple Hindu temple serves Belize's small but growing Indian community.

5. Battlefield Park

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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…

6. Government House

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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…

7. St John's Cathedral

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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…

8. Swing Bridge

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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…