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.
If you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To get full details regarding each museum, try clicking on the name.
Gulisi Garifuna Museum is a museum in the heart of Belize. On November 18, 2004, the Gulisi Garifuna Museum opened to the public, finally offering a place to locals and tourists alike to learn about the Garifuna culture, which is prevalent to this day in the southern Belize town of Dangriga. Named for a Garifuna heroine who founded Punta Negra in the Toledo District, this museum is a must for anyone interested in local culture and history.
Another landmark worth visiting is George Price Center for Peace and Development. It is found in Belmopan, Belize. The museum is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday, and until 4:00pm on Friday.
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 table right below provides a few details concerning some museums worth checking out in the area.
|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|
In case you enjoy learning about the history of a foreign place, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your vacation.
An interesting landmark worth visiting 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 worth visiting is Supreme Court Building. It can be found at and situated in Fort George, in central Belize. Because the Supreme Court and the magistrates court are still active in this building, it is not open to the public. Still, it remains a popular stop off on tours for visitors to check out the unique architecture and learn about local law and order via a tour guide.
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.
You can look through this table to see historical sites in the area.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|--||0.7 mi. South of Central Placencia|
|Xunantunich||--||69.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Belize City|
|Yarborough Cemetary||--||Downtown Belize City|
Visitors will explore some other worthwhile sites worth visiting in this area.
Many travelers choose to visit Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory Tour. It is Punta Gorda, in southern Belize. You can tour the facility between 8:00 a.m. and noon as well as 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Drums of Our Father's Monument. It is located within 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 whole world loves Marie Sharp's." If you're interested in seeing how some of the most popular hot sauces and condiments in Belize are made, take a tour at Marie Sharp's Factory -- often led by Marie herself.
Some of the other kinds of landmarks in this area. are displayed here:
|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|
|Facility Viewing||Dangriga, Central Belize||Belize|
|Scenic Hummingbird Highway||Scenic Trail||1.3 mi. South West of Central Belmopan||Belize|
Keep in mind, Belize has additional attraction types. If you're interested, obtain more information concerning other attractions by visiting this page.
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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