Parroquia de San Joaquín in Bacalar

Parroquia de San Joaquín in Bacalar

This beautiful church was built in honor of the town's patron saint. Take a look!

Parroquia de San Joaquín in Bacalar

The Parroquia de San Joaquín is dedicated to Bacalar’s patron saint, whose figure is one of the most famous and respected in the region. 

The church is a short walk from the main square and is an essential stop during your trip to the town, especially if you enjoy religious tourism. 

Moreover, if you are drawn to mystery and legends, it is said that several ghosts roam the church as a result of the violent events during the Caste War of Yucatán. 

Either way, what is certain is that this spot is a great starting point for sightseeing in the town of Bacalar and discovering all its wonders.

Parroquia de San Joaquín Trivia:

  • It was built in the 18th century and is dedicated to Bacalar’s patron saint.
  • Inside, you’ll find the image of San Joaquín. This image dates back to before the Caste War of Yucatán.
  • You’ll also see murals inside that depict the history of the Caste War of Yucatán.
  • It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, featuring an impressive kapok tree in the churchyard.
  • Despite not being a very large building, you should not pass up your chance to visit it, especially to admire its interior. It’s ideal for a Sunday stroll with the family. You can also wander around the temple’s surroundings and enjoy a pleasant day.
  • The patronsaint’s festival is one of the largest in the region. During the month of August, the festival in honor of San Joaquín is held. There are dances with traditional costumes, musical performances, religious events, and even boat and Jet Ski races on the lagoon.




PARROQUIA DE SAN JOAQUIN, Centro, Bacalar, Q.R., México

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