Get in touch with the stars in the Archeological place Alta Vista Chalchihuites
The San Bernardo Mission, founded by Captain Diego Ramon and the friar Alonso Gonzalez, is a symbol of the evangelization process of the peoples living in the regions next to the Bravo River.
Enjoy the path to the mission among mesquites, huizaches, and oaks that emerge from the arid, light-colored soil, rich in clay and carbonates.
LEARN A LITTLE HISTORY FROM THE WALLS
Admire the thick walls built during the 18th century that tell the difficulties the Franciscan missionaries faced when dealing with the nomadic peoples they were trying to evangelize, who kept rejecting the tutelage of the friars.
Discover the stone ashlars and the impressive plants shaped in the form of a Latin cross along the more than one hundred foot-long structure. Imagine the astonishment of the nomadic Indians as they were called to confess, fast, give communion and hear mass with the help of an interpreter.
The San Bernardo mission was essential because it was from there where the friars moved to evangelize the regions next to the Bravo River and to the actual state of Texas.
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