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All about Iglesia de San Juan Bautista in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Parks & Churches

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San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista Church), with its beautifully decorated facade, is nestled in the San Juan park. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista in Mérida, Mexico is about 2.6km away from Casa Loltún. It is located on the outskirts of Mérida. As it is a little further from the city center, you might want to take a car or bus.

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Address:

San Juan Bautista, Calle 67A, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko

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Parks and Churches

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Distance:

2.6km from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city

Admission:

No entry fee

Price Level:

-

Since:

1770

Google Rating:

average rating is 4.5 out of 5, based on 851 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Thursday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Friday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Saturday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
• Sunday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista Church), with its beautifully decorated facade, is nestled in the Parque de San Juan about four blocks south of the Plaza Grande. San Juan Bautista is the Spanish name for Saint John the Baptist.


The San Juan Church was built between 1769 and 1770 on a seventeenth century chapel. The Baroque-style church gave its name to the surrounding park.


Iglesia de San Juan Bautista is a typical single-nave Mexican church. An exception, however, is the roof, which is supported by wooden beams rather than a stone vault.


Arco de San Juan


On the southern side of the park, the "Arco de San Juan" can be seen, a brick arch that used to indicate the end of the white man's city and the beginning of the Indian quarter. Today, the famous arch is mainly a popular photo motif (it is the best preserved old arch of the city).


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