Benque Viejo del Carmen | Cayo District, Belize | Central America

Located just one mile from the Guatemalan border, Benque Viejo del Carmen is a quaint little town offering Spanish-influenced shops and restaurants right along the Mopan River. 

Benque Viejo del Carmen | Belize | photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Benque Viejo del Carmen

 Its proximity to Xunantunich Maya site makes it a nice detour destination where you can stroll through the narrow streets and visit Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize

Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Hillside Home in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize

Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Hillside Home in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize

Benque Viejo del Carmen | Belize | photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Benque Viejo del Carmen

Benque Viejo del Carmen was voted not only the cleanest town in Belize, but also the safest. 

Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize | photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Benque Viejo del Carmen

Apart from the normal stares I get here in Belize, and throughout Mexico, mainly because I am a tall, very pale redhead, I felt perfectly safe wandering the streets taking pictures.  

Front Door to Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Benque Viejo Catholic Church

All the people in the town were very friendly and the schoolchildren close to the church were quite enthralled with me, pointing from the windows at the "man taking pictures."

Inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Sideview of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church | Benque Viejo del Carmen Belize | photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

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