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Campeche City Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Calles 10 and 63
Campeche City, Campeche  24000, Mexico


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