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About Belize City
Belize City is the country's largest urban center. The city has a third of the country's population and overruns both sides of the Haulover Creek. The Haulover Creek is the name given to the last four miles of the Belize River. What is now Belize City was never intended to be a permanent settlement. The city is a few inches below sea level, with the majority of the houses being built on piles above the swampy ground. Historians say that Belize City is built on a foundation of loose corals , logwood chips and rum bottles.
Among Belize City's landmarks are a number of colonial style buildings. Located in the heart of the city is the Paslow Building, which houses the post office and lower courts and was named after Thomas Paslow, a slave owner. The Supreme Court Building is another landmark built in a classic British colonial style with a dome topped clock tower. This building is on the site where the original courthouse was built in 1818.
Connecting Belize City's south and north side, the Belize Swing Bridge is the only manually operated swing bridge in the world. The bridge was built in 1922, and is swung every morning and evening to allow sailboats and other large boats to pass through the river.
Located at the south end of Albert Street, is St John's Cathedral. This Cathedral is the oldest building in Belize as well as the oldest Anglican church in Central America. Slaves built St John's Cathedral in the 1800's, from bricks brought to Belize as ballast in the hulls of ships sailing from Europe. After the church was completed, it became the site for coronation of several Indian Kings of the Mosquito Coast.
Belize City Water Front
While Belize City is the largest city in the country, as well as the commercial and social hub of Belize, there is another town within the Belize District which is the tourist center for the country.
Sites you may see in Belize City and a cabin on Caye Caulker
Water Taxi Schedule & Fares
* all prices are
in US $ per person over 10 years, children 5-10 years half price, large
or caged pets $2.50. Prices are subject to change anytime due to price