Arts and Humanities
San Jose del Cabo is a picturesque town. It is the ideal place to get to know the identity and culture of Baja California Sur because its old houses and their legends have been preserved, giving way to what is now referred to as the Historic Center.
The construction of the building we now know as City Hall began in 1888 and it was inaugurated in 1927. The iconic clock tower was installed and inaugurated three years later in 1930. It took a total of 42 years to finish the building as it currently stands.
Back then the most important and prosperous families had their residences in one of the most important streets of the town, known as La Calle Grande (The Grand Street), nowadays most of those houses have been turned into art galleries or restaurants.
A local legend has it that, in what was Casa Cural, now the House of Culture, there is an underground corridor that connects with the church. Rumors also abound about fortunes that were found when the old houses were demolished or remodeled.
The popular Art District consists of 16 galleries plus the exhibition space for emerging artists in the town square “Plaza Teniente Jose Antonio Mijares”. It is an area that allows tourists and locals to explore the streets full of beautiful works of art by local, national, and international artists. The art exhibits showcase colors and different techniques that capture stories of characters, landscapes, places, and inspiration.
Therefore, this time we want to invite you to discover San Jose del Cabo in a new way. Let your curiosity guide you along the Historic Center and its surroundings, which have witnessed many events and stories, you will perceive the heart of San José’s daily life.
Taking some time off from the agenda to renew and reconnect with the essential matters of life should be on everybody’s top things to do —at least once a year.
Well, we agree that visiting Los Cabos is on the wish list of many travelers, especially in this season when we say goodbye to the cool weather and welcome new beginnings, embraced by the warm rays of the sun and the delicious notes of the sea breeze that makes those who have already had a first experience, fall in love with the beauty of this land between the sea and the desert.
Spring fever has taken over and the travel bug was patiently waiting to sting! No wonder most of us are flying away to our favorite destinations this Easter Holiday.
If you have Los Cabos in mind, we share 5 irresistible reasons to come down this season to the very place where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet.