Southeastern New Mexico Sights

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

When church services, weddings, funerals, and other regularly scheduled functions are not taking place here, Lincoln's historic Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, originally built in 1887, can be viewed free. The tiny church was built and restored entirely from local materials. Roof beams and other wood elements including latillas (small branches laid on top of larger, rounded wood beams known as vigas) were dragged by oxcart from the nearby Capitan Mountains.

Sight Information


Main St. (U.S. 380); south side of highway between Montaño Store and Lincoln County Courthouse Museum, Lincoln, New Mexico, 88338, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8:30–4:30

Published 10/27/2015


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