San Juan Bautista Parish Church

Finished in 1822, the Parish Church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist is the most notable baroque structure in the Sierra Gorda region. The church’s facade bears extraordinary reliefs on which the images of Saint Sebastian and Saint Jerome were sculpted.

Inside, don’t miss the fine limestone masonry visible in the pilasters, capitals, baptistery, and the pulpit, crafted by indigenous hands. The latter is unique in the world because during the summer solstice it makes it possible to see three beams of light pour in, lighting up the church, a phenomenon that coincides with the celebration of the town’s patron saint.





Parroquia San Juan Bautista, Constitución, Centro, Zimapan, Hgo., Mexico

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