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A Travel Blog entry by meghughes from Vienna, Austria
... gone was another lovely one, on Friday I had another very self indulgent day exploring the city, this time visiting the church of the Jesuits, not far from the central Stephansplatz and the national library. The church, from the outside is really ...
A Travel Blog entry by ianandfinola from San Javier, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
... there was no information to be had whatsoever (apart from a pamphlet produced by the Franciscans who now own the Church, who fractiously critisised the Jesuits, for reasons that were never quite made clear) and we wondered out again soon after. We ate ...
A Travel Blog entry by marina721 from San Ignacio, Argentina
... a video on the history of the Jesuit missions in that part of Argentina (the province is actually called Misiones). The Jesuits got there in the early 1600's and were able to create these communities because Guaranis were seeking protection ...
A Travel Blog entry by michael_lizi from Posadas, Litoral, Argentina
... would get pissed off and head back to their homelands but in general it sounded like quite a harmonious set up. The Catholic church recalled the Jesuits back to Spain in the end, as they feared they were too powerful. We also stayed in a lovely ...
A Travel Blog entry by a.szalwinski from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
... new dynasty in control in China began to force Jesuits to sign a document saying they agreed to Confucian ideas and philosophy. If the Jesuits did not sign, they were persecuted or deported. By the 19th century all most all of the Jesuits had either been ...
A Travel Blog entry by carlaandmike from San Ignacio, Argentina
... . The Jesuits were there to spread Christianity and "civilize" the Indians. However, unlike most missionary projects – the Jesuits had a good approach. The Guarani were given their own land and home to use and the Jesuits ...
A Travel Blog entry by mek1 from Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
... Jesuit church. The altars of the cross are dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Ignacio, the founder of the Jesuits. The Jesuits were driven out of Brazil in the 1700's. This story is very well told in the movie "the ...
A Travel Blog entry by jowhiting from Arequipa, Peru
... Misti and the other volcanoes. We then visited La Compania a Jesuit Church built in 1698 but took a hundred years to build. Ironically the Jesuits were to be evicted from Peru less than a hundred years later by a combination of the Pope and the King of ...
A Travel Blog entry by gypsyslice from Puno, Puno, Peru
... We spent about 30 minutes inside their church of San Pedro, getting a great explanation from our guide. This church was first built by the Jesuits who painted beautiful frescos all over the ceilings and walls. When the Jesuits were expelled from Peru, ...
A Travel Blog entry by philiad from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
... Mini ruins, where trees throw roots up over crumbling walls, pulling stone from stone, and gradually effacing any memory of the Jesuits beneath blanket of succulent greenery. Nature is reclaimng the ruins, but lets make no mistake, it wa s man ...
A Travel Blog entry by glassmerchant from Asuncion, Asunción, Paraguay
... east side of SA. The one at Trinidad is one of the best restored and gives a good idea of the scale of the enterprise. In fact the Jesuits were so good that the King of Spain expelled them in 1767 and gave the land to secular owners. They preceded to ...
A Travel Blog entry by chrisfox93 from Jesus Maria, Central Argentina, Argentina
... as the greatest social utopian project the world has ever seen by historians and were acutally so problematic to the Catholic church and Spanish state that the Jesuits were expelled from South America in the middle of the 18th century. Anyway I was off to ...
A Travel Blog entry by paulcunningham from Puerto Iguazu, Litoral, Argentina
... Igacio Mini) where they forcefully converted the locals. It was basically go to the missions or get put into Portuguese slavery. The Jesuits founded so many towns that to this day the region is officially called the missions. The ruins were interesting, ...
A Travel Blog entry by thymeoff from Trinidad, Paraguay
... own right. If you had been here three centuries ago, some skills in Latin would no doubt have also been very useful. The Jesuits established many missions in the upper Paraná region of present-day Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, and the area just east ...
A Travel Blog entry by prieststrip from San Cristobal de las Casas, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
... the Dominican order felt that they had to be ‘grand’ in order to aspire people to want to join their order compared to the Jesuits or Franciscan that didn’t work on wealth but by being ‘in tune’ and on the same level as their ...
A Travel Blog entry by hdh from Quito, Ecuador
... American masters. Two crosses further on we arrived at La Compañia de Jesus gift wrapped in scaffolding and pigeon netting. The Jesuits of Quito opened Ecuador (and the rest of the Americas) to Catholicism. This, their headquarters, defies belief ...
A Travel Blog entry by travellerlp from Posadas, Argentina
... back to the Mission to see the light show. It was much better than I expected with the history between the Guarani natives and the Jesuits shown against mist from the sprinklers and along the walls of the mission. This was our first time in ...
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16 Teatralna Street, Lviv, Ukraine
The Leopolis Hotel is located in the very centre of Lviv. The Lviv Opera House, Roman Catholic Church of Jesuits, Latin Cathedral, Town Hall, Rynok Square, Armenian Church and many other splendid architectural monuments are within walking distance of the ...Traveler Rating
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Plazuela de la Compania, , Guanajuato, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico20 reviews
A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.