Yucatán and Campeche States Sights

Ex-Templo de San José

  • Calles 10 and 63 Map It
  • Centro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/28/2015

Fodor's Review

The Jesuits built this fine baroque church in honor of Saint Joseph just before they were booted out of the New World in 1767. Its block-long facade and portal are covered with blue-and-yellow Talavera tiles and crowned with seven narrow stone finials—resembling both the roof combs on many Mayan temples and the combs Spanish women once wore in their elaborate hairdos. You can ask the guard (who should be somewhere on the grounds) to let you in. From the outside you can admire Campeche's first lighthouse, built in 1864, and perched atop the right-hand tower.

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Calles 10 and 63, Campeche City, Campeche, 24000, Mexico

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Published 08/28/2015


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