Sunday, April 5, 2009

Centro Historico San José Del Cabo

The historical downtown of San José del Cabo in Baja California is a pedestrian friendly neighborhood.

Downtown San José has a main square with shaded benches and narrow streets lined with flowering trees. Artsy and colorful buildings, sculptures, wall paintings, interestingly placed tiles and mosaics are waiting to be discovered. The tile composition over the mission portal (lower right picture), however, is less joyful. It illustrates the killing of Father Nicolás Tamaral during a rebellion of the native people in 1734—about four years after Jesuit missionaries, including him, founded the mission in April 1730 to establish a haven for commercial ships in the Cabos region.

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