❖ Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol
The parish church is a colonial era building with a rich history that dates back to the 15th century, its patron saint is the Señor de la Misericordia (Lord of Mercy).
Pope Paul III ordered the building of the Diocese of Compostela in a letter. Visit this church and let its history surprise you.
❖ Ruins of the Ex Hacienda de la Condesa Miravalles
This was one of the most important rural haciendas (large estates) of the 17th and 18th centuries. Its architecture is magnificent, emphasized by the delicacy of its ornamental details, such as its corridors with Doric columns and its fine wrought iron windows.
The hacienda’s different spaces, such as the kitchen, bodegas and stables, still remain. The small chapel deserves special mention for its late 17th and early 18th-century facade, which boasts a simple design with real baroque flavor.
❖ Compostela Museum
The museum is located inside an 18th-century house. It has an interesting pre-Hispanic collection of objects from the Tumbas de Tiro and Aztatlán cultures.
You will learn about Compostela’s history back when it used to be the capital of the kingdom of Nueva Galicia between 1540 and 1560, when the seat of government was transferred to Guadalajara, and about how the southern coast of the state has become a tourist destination.
The museum collection includes necklaces, armbands, bracelets, shell earrings, obsidian artefacts, weapons, arrow heads, metallurgy pieces, old banknotes, maps, documents and graphics.