Belize City Sights

Fort George Lighthouse and Bliss Memorial

  • Marine Parade Map It
  • Fort George
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 03/09/2017

Fodor's Review

Towering 15 meters (49 feet) over the entrance to Belize Harbor, the lighthouse stands guard on the tip of Fort George Point. It was designed and funded by one of the country's greatest benefactors, Baron Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss. The English nobleman never actually set foot on the Belizean mainland, though in his yacht he visited the waters offshore. In his will he bequeathed most of his fortune to the people of Belize, and the date of his death, March 9, is celebrated as a national holiday, now officially called National Heroes and Benefactors Day. Bliss is buried here, in a small, low mausoleum perched on the seawall, up a short run of limestone stairs. The lighthouse and mausoleum are for photo ops only—you can't enter.

Sight Information

Address:

Marine Parade, near the Radisson Fort George Hotel, Belize City, Belize District, Belize

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 03/09/2017

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