Centro Historico San Jose

 Historic Downtown, Art, Culture, Restaurants, Shopping, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico, established 1730

centro historico san jose del cabo - historic downtownThe recently organized “Centro Historico de San Jose del Cabo” was formed by a group of local business owners to help promote the “easily walkable” downtown area, established in 1730, rich in historic landmarks. Local artists display original works or art, boutiques offer clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, and fine dining restaurants offer cuisine created with locally grown organic produce, and fresh seafood from nearby waters.

Chefs and restaurateurs with varied backgrounds and ethnicity help create a dining experience like no other in Mexico. Their slogan is “The Mexican Heart Of Los Cabos”. Visit the Art District.

In 1730, Jesuit Padre Nicholas Tamaral traveled south from Mission La Purisima and founded Mission San Jose del Cabo on a mesa overlooking the Rio San Jose some 5 km. north of the current town site. Due to the overwhelming presence of mosquitoes at this site, Tamaral soon moved the mission to the mouth of the estuary on a rise flanked by Cerro del Vigia and Cerro de la Cruz. Tamaral and the Pericus got along fine until he pronounced an injunction against Polygamy, a long tradition in Pericu society.

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