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San Jose del Cabo Church

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Sad history and beautiful simplicity

This is the church in the main square and a must see. It has a sad history but it is a good representation of the plight of both the native people and the catholic missionaries... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always love to visit churches when we travel anywhere in the world as it is so interesting to hear Mass in different languages but the message is the same. We were not able to experience an actual service as we were touring the town with a group, but we were able to pop in and see it inside. A... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the church in the main square and a must see. It has a sad history but it is a good representation of the plight of both the native people and the catholic missionaries. It stood abandoned for over 100 years till the masons helped rebuild it, which is an interesting secret about this place. Look for the "all... More 

Thank fizzy1991
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice enough church, but was built in the 20th century when the original fell down. Not that special.

Thank Reno D
Ranger, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old Catholic church to visit. Has beautiful statues and stained glass. Easy to find bc street ends at church.

Thank Cindy T
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always wanted to visit a mission church and I wasn't disappointed. We had a tour guide, who explained the history of the church and also the significance of the "el dia de Los Santos." Which is "All Souls day." How the families go to the cemeteries and bring food, music and decorate the graves. We enjoyed walking through the... More 

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Johnstown, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeming this late 1800's mission/church. They doors were wide open, and all were welcome to visit and enjoy an old mission that has stood for many decades. It's located in the heart of town and we had no problem finding parking.

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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mission of San Jose del Cabo was founded by the Jesuit priest Nicolas Tamaral in 1730, unfortunately he did not minister for any great length of time as he was killed in an uprising known as the Rebellion of the Pericúes, in 1734. The church in its present location was built in 1840, but was reconstructed after the hurricane... More 

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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

needs work. Needs work on the outside brick but the interior really needs repair, paint,plaster work, pews need redoing. Dont think any renos have been done for years. Nothing really nice to look at asper say the church in Puerto Vallarta. The whole square n subsequent church is not inviting

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have access to SoCal Mission's then this place is not a must see. This church is small & old but nothing else is really to see. The mission in LA / San Diego are much more impressive if you ask me. I wouldn't make a specific trip here unless you are also seeing the rest of the town... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many Latin American Catholic churches, this one is pretty but not overly ornate. It's relatively modern and wide-open to the public.

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