"Compañia de Jesus Convent (Cooperacion Española)" Colonial Architecture Tip by euzkadi

This Huge colonial convent (takes up almost a whole city block) were built by the Jesuits (Soldiers of Christ) in 1626; this was their church, convent and school (Colegio de San Francisco de Borja) until 1767 when they were throw out from all Latin America by King Carlos III of Spain by order of the Vatican. Heavily damaged by several earthquakes, it was restored by the Spanish Cooperation office and was reopened in 1997 by Sofia Queen of Spain. Actually is a cultural center, with arts exhibitions and has a great library

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2008
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