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What are good things to do in Belize City?
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1 - Baron Bliss Lighthouse is the resting place of Belize's most well known benefactor.
2 - Memorial Park is used for Official Activities.
3 - Former Belize City Prison - Recently restored and declared a national museum. There you will find a permanent display of Maya culture as well as temporary exhibits showing diverse aspects of Belize's cultural heritage. Also housed in the same compound is the Belize Tourism Board.
4 - Maritime Museum - Located on the North Front Street side of the Swing bridge alongside the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association docking area. Features displays about the history and evolution of Belize's boat building and fishing industry.
5 - Paslow Building - Houses the municipal courts and the post office.
6 - Swing Bridge - Has connected the cities downtown area since colonial days and is one of the few manually operated bridges still in use in the world.
7 - Supreme Court Building - Built in 1926, it still functions as the highest court in Belize.
8 & 9 - Regent and Alberts Streets are where to find banks, a variety of shops and street vendors.
10 - St. John's Cathedral - Built in 1812; It is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America.
11 - House of Culture - Once the residence of colonial governors, its now a historical museum. Exhibits include historical photos and a glassware collection.
12 - Southern Forshore - Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy a Belizean waterfront view of the Western Caribbean.
13 - Bliss Institute - Theater, Museum, and National Arts Council - It the cultural center of Belize City and sometimes features performances by visiting dance or theatre companies. Check the notice board for scheduled events.
14 - National Handicraft Center - An outlet for crafts people to sell their goods; Including carved hardwood figures, slate carvings, black coral jewelry, pottery, original oil paintings on canvas and woven baskets.
15 - Image Factory with its unique gallery style shops and interesting exhibitions, introduces you to contemporary local artists.
Belize Tourism Village - Especially designed for day cruise-ship passengers, the Belize Tourism Village has courtyards and terminals offering restaurants, snack bars, entertainment (on cruise ship days), access to land and marine tours as well as a variety of local souvenir, jewelry and clothing outlets.
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