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All about Parroquia de San Sebastián in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Parks & Churches

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The church, together with the park and the market, forms the center of the neighborhood San Sebastián. Parroquia de San Sebastián in Mérida, Mexico is about 4.3km 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:

Parroquia de San Sebastián, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko

Website:

Category:

Parks and Churches

Phone:

+52 999 928 5751

Distance:

4.3km from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city

Admission:

No entry fee

Price Level:

-

Since:

16th century

Google Rating:

average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 440 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Sunday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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Parroquia de San Sebastián

Parroquia de San Sebastián, a little southwest of the center, was for a long time only a small hermitage and was one of the first churches built by the Spaniards after the conquest of the city in the 16th century.


The old parish of Our Lady of the Assumption was built on top of a Mayan temple to make the adaptation of the new religion easier for the indigenous people.


The current appearance of the church dates back to the end of the 18th century, with additions taking place even after that. At that time, San Sebastián also became the new patron saint. Today, the church, together with Parque de San Sebastián and Mercado San Sebastián, forms the center of the neighborhood of the same name.


If you are interested, you can also find historical photos of the church in the Media Library of INAH. In addition to the website, you can also find Parroquia de San Sebastián on Facebook.


Festivities


Every year in August, festivities are held. And although it is called the Feast of St. Sebastian, the celebrations are in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. The celebrations begin in early August and last just under fifteen days, sometimes a little longer.


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