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Church at El Cedral

There is some history of El Cedral and this church and it's beginnings at site below...

Spanish explorers discovered this site, once the hub of Mayan life on Cozumel, in 1518. Later it became the island's first official city, founded in 1847. Today it's a farming community with small well-tended houses and gardens. Conquistadors tore down much of the Mayan temple, and during World War II the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers destroyed the rest to make way for the island's first airport. All that remains of the Mayan ruins is one small structure with an arch. Nearby is a green-and-white cinder-block church, decorated inside with crosses shrouded in embroidered lace; legend has it that Mexico's first Mass was held here.


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Comment by Les Jordan Jr. on January 18, 2012 at 10:34pm

Beautiful churc, but sad much of the archeological ruins was removed.

Comment by Dave Sosnowski on January 18, 2012 at 6:25pm

Very colorful church that you've captured well.

Comment by Bob Melnyk on January 18, 2012 at 7:42am

very colourful.. difficult capture with the light.

Comment by Deepesh Velachery on January 16, 2012 at 5:15pm

Nice lovely church.......great shot.

Comment by Joe Machuta on January 16, 2012 at 4:57am

very colorful sanctuary

Comment by hilda murray on January 16, 2012 at 4:49am

beautiful church and a superb capture

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