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St. John's Cathedral description and photos - Belize: Belize. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is St. John's Cathedral.
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St. John's Cathedral was built in the early 1800s. Today it is the oldest surviving building from the colonial period in Belize, as well as the oldest Anglican church in Central America.
Four Mosquito Kings coronations were held at this site by Great Britain, which ensured the loyalty of the tribes to the colonists, as well as supported English interests in logging in the area.
The cathedral is located right across the street from the House of Culture, at the intersection of Regent and Albert Streets in Belize City. The church was built by slaves, from bricks brought to Belize as ballast on ships from Europe. It took eight years (from 1812 to 1820) to complete the construction of the complex. Inside you can find many original architectural highlights, intricate stained glass windows, decorative mahogany benches and an antique organ.
Originally it was the parish church of St. John, the status of a cathedral was assigned to it in 1891, several years after the founding of the diocese of Belize. The church houses the oldest cemetery in the country, Yarborough. During its existence, the temple has undergone many changes, including recent renovations.
At different times, famous people visited the cathedral. Among them are the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1969 and the Archbishop of York in 1958, and the Archbishop of Wales in 1969. Royal people have also been to the temple, such as Princess Anne, Princess Margaret and the Duke of Edinburgh.
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