The eastern most bell tower remains unfinished. The rumor surrounding this is that churches were taxed once they were finished. By leaving the bell tower open and without bells the wily Franciscans could claim it was still under construction and avoid paying land taxes.
The church is in remarkable shape. Before he read some of the history surrounding this place Kongo imagined that it had been built recently.
The next time you’re in the area drop by and see the mission. It’s quite fetching during the Golden Hour.
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