The appearance that can be seen today of the Templo de San Diego de Alcala, has no relation to what the church originally looked like. It was built in the 17th century, and the surrounding land of the building reached all the way to what is now the Juarez Theater, that area being intended for use as a convent and cemetery.
Due to the many floods that the city suffered, it was necessary to erect the church several times.
Today only one image of the Cristo de Burgos has been preserved of the several paintings and works by Mexican painters from the 18th century that were donated by the Count of Valencia.
The square in front of the Templo de San Diego de Alcala, serves daily as the meeting ground for the Tunas Guanajuatenses, local students, before heading out on their traditional musical tours (Estudiantinas) of the city’s most famous streets.