Cruz de San Clemente
Iglesia de San Clemente
This 18th-century church is just a stone’s throw to the west of San Francisco. Note the anchor hanging from the middle of the ceiling,...
Casa de los Arcaya
It has attractive, tile-roofed balconies.
Iglesia de San Francisco
Two blocks north of the Catedral is the 18th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. The cupola of the 1760s Capilla del Santísimo...
Plaza San Clemente · interesting places nearby
Cruz de San Clemente information
In the barred pavilion on the plaza between the two churches, Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia de San Clemente, is the Cruz de San Clemente . This is said to be the cross used in the first mass celebrated after the town’s foundation. It’s made from the wood of the cují tree, a slow-growing species of acacia that is found in this arid region.