Santuario de los Santos Reyes (Sanctuary of the Three Kings Magi)

Tizimín

This temple, settled on Tizimín in 1556, is the most important sanctuary in all of Latin America and the second most important in the world (only behind the German Cologne Cathedral) dedicated to Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, who came from the east for worshiping Child Jesus.

For obvious reasons, the best season to visit the temple is January, when a great celebration is held throughout the town with masses, pilgrimages, parades, dairy farms and a week-long palenque, which has been held for 450 years.

During the festival, the three wooden statues carved in cedar and with gold leaf motifs are lowered from their niche so that pilgrims from different countries thank the Magi for their miracles.

The church structure, built in the 16th century, is also amazing. It has divine blacksmith doors, a golden altarpiece, as well as a kiosk decorating its exterior garden. Definitely it’s a palpable example of the architecture brought by the Spanish conquerors.
This temple, settled on Tizimín in 1556, is the most important sanctuary in all of Latin America and the second most important in the world (only behind the German Cologne Cathedral) dedicated to Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, who came from the east for worshiping Child Jesus.

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For obvious reasons, the best season to visit the temple is January, when a great celebration is held throughout the town with masses, pilgrimages, parades, dairy farms and a week-long palenque, which has been held for 450 years.

During the festival, the three wooden statues carved in cedar and with gold leaf motifs are lowered from their niche so that pilgrims from different countries thank the Magi for their miracles.

The church structure, built in the 16th century, is also amazing. It has divine blacksmith doors, a golden altarpiece, as well as a kiosk decorating its exterior garden. Definitely it’s a palpable example of the architecture brought by the Spanish conquerors.

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