The first to be built.
It is the most important in terms of the work of evangelization, Fray Junípero Serra personally supervised the construction and is dedicated to the Apostle James, in his dedication as a Christian soldier.
On the facade of this Mission, the Virgin of the Pillar and the Virgin of Guadalupe were represented, as well as a double-headed eagle that unites in a single symbol deep Hispanic and indigenous roots. It is dedicated to the "Defense of the Faith", represented by Santiago, the first preacher and pilgrim, but also by the martyrs Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and the founders Santo Domingo and San Francisco.
Currently, where the image of the apostle was on the façade, there is a clock that a governor of Querétaro ordered to be placed in 1898.
Independencia, Centro, 76340 Jalpan de Serra, Qro.
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