Underwater Church in Mexico Has Emerged!

The Temple of Santiago, which has been thought to have been standing for around 450 years, has emerged for the second time from under water due to a lack of rain. The last time it revealed its walls was in 2002, which was also in result of an extreme drought.

A man by the name of Leonel Mendoza has been ferrying passengers to the gorgeous church.

Along with the Temple of Santiago, the Temple of Quechula is also visible from the surface of the Grijalva River.

Photo credit:

David von Blohn

Architect Carlos Navarete told the AP that the church was likely built around the same time as a nearby monastery that dates back to 1564. Navarete also said that the church was abandoned during the big plagues of 1773 - 1776.

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