Belize Landmarks

The landmarks of Belize offers a glimpse into history, from the time of the Mayan to colonial settlement

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In the realm of the Caribbean, Belize's landmarks are unique in that many are still being discovered.

The Maya had a strong presence in Belize, and while there are many ruins ready and waiting to be explored, not all that they left behind has been excavated. Beyond that, the British presence in the country is also celebrated in a number of landmarks and museums.

Museums

George Price Center for Peace and Development

In case you enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Belize. To get detailed information concerning each museum, try clicking on the name.

Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a museum in the center of Belize. Gulisi Garifuna Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is George Price Center for Peace and Development. It is found in Belmopan, Belize. Dedicated to presenting the story of George Price, this museum follows the history of Belize's rise from colony to country. Explore various exhibits showcasing Belize's struggles under British Colonialism, and how they were able to unify into a single nation with the help of the Founding Father and first Prime Minister of Belize - George C.

Ambergris Museum: Ambergris museum's mission is preserve the history of the area, from ancient Maya village through today, a quiet fishing village and tourist town.

The following table provides you with more details on some museums you might enjoy in the area.

Museums In Belize
Name Phone Location
Ambergris Museum -- 0.4 mi. East of Central San Pedro
Banquitas House of Culture (501) 322-0517 0.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Orange Walk
Belize Archaeology Museum (501) 822-2106 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Belmopan
Benque House of Culture -- Banque Viejo del Carmen, Western part of Belize
Corozal House of Culture (501) 422-0071 0.2 mi. South of Central Corozal
George Price Center for Peace and Development (501) 822-1054 0.6 mi. East of Central Belmopan
Government House/House of Culture (501) 227-3050 Downtown Belize City
Gulisi Garifuna Museum (501) 669-0639 Dangriga, Central Belize
Maritime Museum (501) 223-1395 Fort George, Central Belize
Museum of Belize (501) 223-4524 Downtown Belize City
Old Belize (501) 222-4153 Central Belize

Historical Sites

Caracol

If you enjoy experiencing the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions during your stay.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Caracol. It is southwestern Belize. Visitors to the site will see some of the largest ruins and temples in Belize and in the Caribbean. Well maintained, and less crowded than others, the ruins are perfect for a leisurely exploration.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Supreme Court Building. It is a part of Supreme Court of Belize and located in Fort George, in central Belize. The building that stands as the Belize Supreme Court building today was built in 1926 and is the third incarnation of the facility. The first two burnt to the ground, first in 1820,, then again in 1918.

Living Maya Experience: One of the newer, but certainly culturally significant attractions in the area, this interactive experience gets guests involved every step of the way as they visit one or two homes that showcase life in a Kek'chi Maya village.

Take a moment to read the following table for more information about historical sites in Belize.

Historic Sites In Belize
Name Phone Location
Altun Ha -- 14.9 mi. North of Central Ladyville
Baron Bliss Memorial & Fort George Lighthouse -- Fort George, Central Belize
Caracol -- 21.2 mi. South of Central Banque Viejo del Carmen
Cerros -- Corozal District
Chac Balam -- 7.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Xcalak
Chan Chich -- 25.7 mi. North of Central Bullet Tree Falls
Cuello Mayan Archaeological Site -- 8.9 mi. Northeast of Central Shipyard
El Pilar -- 6.5 mi. North of Central Bullet Tree Falls
Kakantulix -- Northern Belize
La Milpa -- 10.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central La Union
Lamanai Mayan Archaeological Site -- 4.6 mi. North of Central Lamanai
Living Maya Experience (501) 627-7408 1.7 mi. South of Central Silver Creek
Lubaantun -- Toledo District, Southern part of Belize
Nim Li Punit -- Toledo District, Southern part of Belize
Nohmul -- 9.5 mi. North of Central Orange Walk
Pyramid of Masks -- 24.5 mi. Northwest of Central Caledonia
Santa Rita -- 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal
Supreme Court Building 227-4387 Fort George, Central Belize
Swing Bridge -- Fort George, Central Belize
Uxbenka -- Toledo District, Southern part of Belize
World's Narrowest Main Street -- 0.7 mi. South of Central Placencia
Xunantunich -- 69.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Belize City
Yarborough Cemetary -- Downtown Belize City

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Marie Sharp’s Factory

Travelers will discover some other worthwhile attractions in this area.

A landmark worth visiting is Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory Tour. It is Punta Gorda, in southern Belize. Find out how chocolate is made and enjoy a few samples along the way when you stop by for a tour of this small batch chocolate producer's facility.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Drums of Our Father's Monument. It is located in Dangriga, in central Belize. Sculpted by Steve Okeke, Drums of Our Fathers is a monument that represents Garifuna history, culture, and spirituality. It is located in Dangriga, the center of Garifuna culture in Belize, and an awe-inspiring site that welcomes visitors as they enter the town.

Marie Sharp’s Factory: The factory is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 a.m.

Some of the other types of landmarks in this area. are listed here:

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Belize
Name Type Location
Chetumal Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico
Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory Tour Facility Viewing Punta Gorda, Southern part of Belize Belize
Drums of Our Father's Monument Monument Dangriga, Central Belize Belize
Marie Sharp’s Factory Facility Viewing Central Belize Belize
Rosalie’s Tortilla Factory Facility Viewing Dangriga, Central Belize Belize
Scenic Hummingbird Highway Scenic Trail 1.3 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize

If you would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you can expand your planning horizon. Go to this article dedicated to even more attractions if you'd like some more information.

There are so many landmarks to hit in Belize that you likely won't make it to them all. Arrive prepared with a list of your top picks, and you will make the most of your site-seeing tour.

 

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