Recently Emerged Temple of Santiago – Chiapas (Mexico)

Sometimes tricky and worse circumstances can reveal something that has been long forgotten or hidden. Something similar happened in Mexico. In Chiapas, the southern state of Mexico, the submerged 400 year old colonial era church reappeared when the water levels fell due to drought.

Mexico Colonial Church
Mexico Colonial Church

The mid 16 century Mexican Temple of Santiago is located in the waters of the Grijalva River. Nowadays, the recovery of temple has turned the place into a great tourist destination. You can take a boat and make your way to the Mexican Temple of Santiago looking into the remains which are standing high.

Temple of Santiago Chiapas
Temple of Santiago Chiapas

The Mexican Temple of Santiago was built by monks under the supervision of Friar Bartolome de la Casas. In sixteenth Century the church was also known as the Temple of Quechula. In 1966 the Temple of Santiago was lost due to the flooding from the rushing waters of the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir.

Temple of Santiago in Water
Temple of Santiago in Water

The Temple of Santiago is 183 feet in length while the width is 42 feet. You can also see the steady 30 feet high walls of temple above the water level. As a result of drought in 2015, the level of water has decreased by 82 feet revealing the remains of the church. The height of the bell tower of the Temple of Santiago visible after the lowering of water is 42 feet.

Temple of Santiago Mexico
Temple of Santiago Mexico

Temple of Santiago is a forgotten tale from 1564 the time of its built, through the passing year of plague (1773-1776) till now. Today it is popular tourist spot. Many people visit this place and enjoy taking pictures, knowing history and appreciating its strong structure. If you like histories then visit the recently emerged “Temple of Santiago”.

Temple of Santiago Chiapas Mexico
Temple of Santiago Chiapas Mexico

Photo Source: Huffingtonpost

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