The original church, built in 1528, was dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption. That church was small, simple, and constructed of adobe and thatch, as many were in those early days. In 1536, the church was re-dedicated to San Cristóbal (St. Christopher), although it retained a connection to the Virgin of the Assumption. In the 17th Century, the old Conquest-era church was torn down and construction on a bigger, more imposing structure was begun. The architect/builder was Fray Juan de Ordoñez. The facade of the new church was finished in 1721. A few more details were added in the early 20th Century, but the structure you see above is essentially the one completed in the early 18th Century.