The Chapel of San Sebastián Mártir is caddy-corner from the parish cemetery, although the cemetery dates only from the 20th century. The chapel was built in 1663 and was a Franciscan project intent on evangelizing the area.
The façade still bears a small niche with a sculpture of Saint Sebastian. But the overall church has been modified numerous times. The atrial wall now seems to frequently surround a parking lot.
International visitors are most likely to discover the chapel on a walk from the Metro to the Cineteca Nacional. That walk takes less than 15 minutes. But understanding the ancient history of San Sebastián Xoco, now you’ll know why the streets are so narrow and crooked.