Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán

Coordinates: 27°17′02″N 112°53′55″W / 27.28389°N 112.89861°W / 27.28389; -112.89861
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Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán
The front facade of Misión San Ignacio
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán is located in Baja California Sur
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán is located in Mexico
Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán
Location in Mexico
LocationSan Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Coordinates27°17′02″N 112°53′55″W / 27.28389°N 112.89861°W / 27.28389; -112.89861
Name as foundedMisión San Ignacio Kadakaamán
PatronIgnatius of Loyola
Founding date1728 (1728)
Founding OrderJesuit
Native tribe(s)
Spanish name(s)

Mission San Ignacio Kadakaaman (Spanish: Misión San Ignacio Kadakaamán) was founded by the Jesuit missionary Juan Bautista de Luyando in 1728 at the site of the modern town of San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico.


The site for the future mission was discovered in 1706 by Francisco María Piccolo at the palm-lined Cochimí oasis of Kadakaamán ("arroyo of the reeds"). The site proved to be a highly productive one agriculturally, and served as the base for later Jesuit expansion in the central peninsula. The impressive surviving church was constructed by the Dominican missionary Juan Gómez in 1786. The mission was finally abandoned in 1840.

A statue of St. Martin de Porres, ‘saint of the broom’ adorns the sanctuary wall.

See also[edit]


  • Vernon, Edward W. 2002. Las Misiones Antiguas: The Spanish Missions of Baja California, 1683–1855. Viejo Press, Santa Barbara, California.