Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jesuits Of Córdoba

The church of the Jesuits in Córdoba, Argentina
No other Argentine city more completely reflects Jesuit history than Córdoba, with its Unesco-recognized churches and educational structures. Maria Belen Urquiza, Córdoba’s subdirector of tourism, said that with the selection of Cardinal Bergoglio as the first Jesuit pope, “many people asked about Jesuits’ history in Córdoba.” Ms. Urquiza stressed visiting the Manzana Jesuitíca, centered on the National University of Córdoba, Argentina’s oldest university, established by the Jesuits in 1613. The main religious building here is Compañía de Jesús, built in 1676. Other nearby towns, including Alta Gracia, where Ernesto Guevara, better known as Che, had lived for several years, began as Jesuit farms, supporting the church’s educational work. The Museo de la Estancia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia is the most accessible estancia museum
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