Saint Joseph's Church
City of Aguascalientes
The spire can be seen from all over the city and is a jewel of seventeenth-century architecture at the heart of the historic center of Aguascalientes.
Primo Verdad 205,
Downtown (449) 915.6350
Monday to Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Templo de San José
The colonial art of New Spain stands out in the church with eight beautiful oil paintings by various artists, including Miguel Cabrera and José de Alcíbar
In 1685, the Juaninos settled in Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de las Aguas Calientes. They were the San Juan de Dios Hospital Order and their mission was to build a hospital, a cemetery, a convent and a chapel.
Prior Juan de Dios Patiño founded the first hospital and Juanino convent, along with the Church of San Juan de Dios, which changed its name in 1909 to that of the current patron saint, San José.
The spire and the entrance boast assorted reliefs, elevations and adornments without geometric form, typical of the neoclassical style.
Inside, the church features dazzling gilded finishes on the columns, altars and repositories, and especially on the high altar where you can see the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Jesus Christ.