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Yucatan and Campeche States Sights

Iglesia de San Francisco

Updated 03/12/2013

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With its flat, boldly painted facade and bells ensconced under small arches instead of in bell towers, the Church of Saint Francis looks more like a Mexican city hall than a Catholic church. Outside the city center in a residential neighborhood, the beautifully restored temple is Campeche's oldest. It marks the spot where some say the first Mass on the North American continent was held in 1517—though the same claim has been made for Veracruz and Cozumel. One of Cortés's

grandsons was baptized here, and the baptismal font still stands.

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Sight Information

Address:

Avs. Miguel Alemán and Mariano Escobedo, Campeche City, Campeche, 24000, Mexico

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Phone:

981-816–2925

Sight Details:

  • Daily 10–7

Updated 03/12/2013

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