This fine example of Spanish baroque architecture has belonged to the Pontificia University since 1941. King Felipe III was responsible for ordering its construction in 1617 and the work took almost 50 years to complete. The two commanding towers and the impressive baroque dome (designed by Andrés García de Quiñones in the mid-18th century) confuse some visitors into thinking that this great Jesuit church is the Cathedral. The interior galleries, side chapels and fluted Tuscan-style pilasters are all outstanding examples of their kind. The sculpture of the suffering Christ, created in 1760 by Luis Salvador Carmona, is magnificent. The church conducts regular services from Monday to Friday at 1.15pm and on Saturday at 7pm. And on Sunday they conduct regular service at 12pm.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9