Iglesia de San José El Viejo


Originally built as a shrine to house the image of Saint Joseph, this church stood completed for just 11 years before the 1773 earthquake laid it low. Its beautiful and unusual baroque facade are surrounded by pretty gardens – look for happy couples, as the site is a popular wedding venue.

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