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Enseñanza (La), Mexico City

Enseñanza (La) - Mexico City, Mexico
Enseñanza (La)
Donceles, 104, Mexico City, Mexico 06020Map
Colonia Centro
+52 5 5525 9380 (Información Turisticos)
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

This church, a shining example of Spanish architect Jose de Churriguera s baroque style, dates back to the second half of the 18th century. It formed part of the Conjunto Conventual de la Compañía de María, a religious order dedicated to the education of the abandoned mixed-race daughters of Spaniards and Native Americans. There are altarpieces dedicated to San Juan Nepomuceno and San Ignacio de Loyola, amongst others, as well as paintings venerating the Virgin of Pilar. A visit to this church is an unforgettable experience. It houses many finely-crafted altarpieces, and an overwhelming amount of gold, creating an incredible feeling of openness and light. It is a beautiful piece of baroque work that impresses with an intelligent use of decorative objects in a small space.

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Enseñanza (La) General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Zócalo
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