San Jose del Cabo Church, San Jose del Cabo

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Visit San Jose del Cabo Church, an attractive and storied place of worship in the historical center of town. The first incarnation of the church was founded in 1734 by Jesuitical Friar Nicolas Tamaral. Destroyed and damaged during various altercations and natural disasters over the centuries, the church first stood as it appears today in 1840--though again, in 1918, a hurricane caused significant damage to the site. Rebuilt midway into the 20th century, the church today stands as a symbol of the town and witness to local history, with events of great significance linked with the life of the building. Snap pictures of its simple, graceful facade, and note the mosaic depicting the killing of Friar Tamaral during an uprising by the local indigenous population. To visit San Jose del Cabo Church on your trip to San Jose del Cabo, use our San Jose del Cabo holiday planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Pretty square with an interesting history. We were there just before a wedding began so that made it a spectacular visit.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    If you enjoy visiting old Spanish Mission Church's, you'll enjoy this church. The original church was destroyed, the one that's standing today was the second church built at this location. It's small,...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Mission San Jose is a piece of architecture Cologne very nice, very well preserved, it is worth visiting it.
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  • March 9, 2017
    Old mission church. Worth the visit especially with baptisms on Sunday day and masses are full usually. Decor is not outlandish.
  • January 28, 2017
    A very pretty and quaint reconstructed Mission in downtown San Jose del Cabo. More "tropical" than the Missions in California. I enjoyed praying here. I think that it gave me good luck. Downtown San Jose del Cabo is a very relaxing place. One of the best tourist downtowns I've ever seen.
  • March 11, 2017
    Cute little church, but not especially memorable, apart from the various historical plaques.
  • October 29, 2016
    Quaint, but doesn't compare to the grandiose churches of Europe. A special little spot if you are in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
  • November 19, 2016
    So much history! Nice photos, Bishop Tyson, God bless you! Mary Pat and Tom Lord

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Where to stay in San Jose del Cabo

If you're after sun, sand, and surf, head straight for Zona Hotelera, the shorefront district brimming with large hotels, expansive beach resorts, and the occasional humble "posada" (inn). For a more genuine atmosphere and proximity to the town's charming historical center, as well as views over the nearby estuary, look for a boutique hotel or posada within the town itself, just back from the coast. If you want to split the difference, check out the selection of private rentals lying between the beach and the township.
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