San Jose del Cabo’s Centro Historico

Historic San Jose del Cabo

The colorful history of San Jose del Cabo dates back more than 300 years and includes Pericue Indians, pirates, merchants and missionaries. Unlike its boisterous neighbor, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose retains a charm unspoiled by time and modernity. San Jose del Cabo’s Centro Historico is the historical, cultural and artistic center of the Los Cabos region. Just moments from Hotel Casa Natalia, guests can explore quiet streets, quirky shops and quaint restaurants. Rising from the center of the square is the original Jesuit mission founded by Padre Nicholas Tamaral. First constructed in 1730, the Mission San Jose del Cabo remains a popular place of faith and worship in Los Cabos. While the mission was reconstructed after the hurricane of 1918, the city was able to preserve much of the original structure and beauty. As you walk up the steps to the mission, you’ll often hear organs playing and bells tolling. As you walk in, take a moment to view the mural above the main entrance. This painting depicts the suffering of Padre Tamaral due to of his opposition to the Pericu Indians’ polygamous practices. Services and weddings are still held year-round in the mission.

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