The Jesuit Complex

Local nameLa Manzana Jesuitica
LocationCórdoba, Argentina

The Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba are a former Jesuit reduction built by missionaries in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, named a World Heritage Site in 2000.The Manzana Jesuítica contains the University of Córdoba, one of the oldest in South America, the Monserrat Secondary School, a church, and residence buildings. To maintain such a project, the Jesuits operated six Estancias around the province of Córdoba, named Caroya, Jesús María, Santa Catalina, Alta Gracia, Candelaria, and San Ignacio.

The farm and the complex, started in 1615, had to be left by the Jesuits, following the 1767 decree by King Charles III of Spain that expelled them from the continent. They were then run by the Franciscans until 1853, when the Jesuits returned to The Americas. Nevertheless, the university and the high-school were nationalized a year later.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesuit_Block_and_Estancias_of_Córdoba

UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=995

Address Between 27 de Abril, Obispo Trejo, Caseros and Av. Vélez Sársfield Córdoba, Argentina

Coordinates -31°25'8.189" N -64°11'13.286" E

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