This is the second in our new series on eastern Yucatan missions.
The pedimented facade is flanked by handsome twin belfries also set with merlons; the nave walls are also capped with castellated parapets.
Our favorite work of art at Cansahcab, now kept in the sacristy, is the graceful, richly ornamented wooden figure of a fresh-faced Archangel Raphael holding his traditional fish.
text © 1988 & 2021 Richard D. Perry
images by the author and courtesy of Niccolo Brooker