Baron Bliss Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Belize City. Established in 1885, it has a focal plane of 16 m (52 ft) and is painted white and red. It is named after one of Belize's greatest benefactors, Baron Bliss, who is known to have never actually set foot on Belizean shores but was impressed with the people's warm hospitality. He was a sailor and fisherman who traveled the world aboard his yacht the "Sea King". On March 9, 1926, Baron Bliss died leaving instructions that he be buried in a granite tomb near the sea, enclosed with an iron fence with a lighthouse built nearby. This is why this monument was constructed (in remembrance of him) and also at the location where it stands today.Using our world travel planner, Belize City attractions like Baron Bliss Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The lighthouse, among its main purpose of serving as a traffic warning for boats travelling nearby, has also been used for advertisement purposes as well. It is featured on one of Belikin's most popular alcoholic beverage named "The Lighthouse lager". This in return has placed the lighthouse image on billboards, coasters, cups, mugs and other promotional items around the country of Belize. It is also a major tourist attraction in Belize when it comes to sight seeing and it was listed at #20 of top 53 things to do in Belize on tripadvisor website.
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Be sure to walk around the light house and read the inscriptions for additional details about the light house. This is just beside the Belize sign so you can see both at the same time.
Be sure to walk around the light house and read the inscriptions for additional details about the light house. This is just beside the Belize sign so you can see both at the same time. more »
In a nice quiet area of the city (though not far from downtown at just about a 10-minute walk from here) is this about-medium-sized lighthouse which is not much of a remarkable structure in itself...
In a nice quiet area of the city (though not far from downtown at just about a 10-minute walk from here) is this about-medium-sized lighthouse which is not much of a remarkable structure in itself... more »
One of Belize's easily accessible landmarks accompanied by the coolest "Belize" sign in the city. Across the street is a mini snack shop and a park for entertaining your kids. One of the most sees in Belize City and it is very easy to get to on foot.
To be honest the views are great and the history behind the lighthouse is extremely interesting. I'm just disappointed in my own fellow Belizeans for the amount of litter in the area. We should take more pride in our country!
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