St. James the Apostle (Santiago Apostol), 18th Century, Halacho, Yucatan
Halacho, \"Reed of the Rats\" in Maya. This 18th Century basilican church is dedicated to St. James, sometimes referred to as \"the Moorslayer\". The church became a shrine to Santiago and a center for pilgrimages. The scallop shell motif, symbolizing St. James, is incorporated into the facade and throughout the church.