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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. Opening receptions are mostly held early in the month, out on the deck, which looks out on Haulover Creek.

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Nearby Belize City attractions

1. 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…

2. Court House

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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. 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…

4. Museum of Belize

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This modern museum in the Fort George District provides an excellent overview of the story of Belize, told through exhibits housed in the country's former…

5. Hindu Temple

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

6. Fort George Lighthouse

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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.

7. Baron Bliss Tomb

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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…

8. 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…