San Joaquín Parish Church
Just a few steps from the plaza, behind an enormous kapok tree growing in the atrium, is the Parroquia de San Joaquín, a 19th-century church dedicated to Bacalar’s patron saint, Saint Joachim. His celebration is one of the region’s most well known. The figure of San Joaquín, pre-dating the Caste War of Yucatán, is the highlight of the interior. These days, folk dance, danzón, poetry, and handicraft classes are held here.
Parroquia de San Joaquín, Centro, Bacalar, Q.R., MéxicoSee map