Templo de la Compañia de Jesus



Address:

4 Sur at Ave. Palafox y Mendoza
72000 Puebla, Mexico

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

This church was built by the Jesuits when they arrived to Puebla along five schools they used to educate both spanish and indigenous people. It was finished in 1767 in a baroque style. It's beautiful facade is one of its kind, its made of grey quarry and plasterwork with a porch protected by a forge grille.
On the inside its decorated with paintings from the XVII Century and a quarry altarpiece.
In the anteroom of the sacristy, fit in the wall, you can admire the tomb of the famous China Poblana, Catarina de San Juan, an eastern girl who came to Puebla as a slave but with her beauty and charism gained the love of the city. The typical dress of Puebla is the dress she used to wear. The house where whe used to be is now a hotel and a restaurant, and is just across the steet.

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