Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar “La Ensenanza”, Mexico City

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  • This beautiful church was built in order to meet a need. When the nuns of the company of Mary, who lacked of a convent and Temple. Its construction started in the year 1754, a year since the arrival of the new Spain. They got Royal permission for its construction. The interior is simply masterful, his altarpiece which stands out above the others, dating back to 1780, this bathed in gold, dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Pilar. This building is located in the heart of the historical centre a few steps from the Cathedral.
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  • Outside does not appear what it is, a true wonder architectural, very beautiful this place, they have to go and visit it definitely
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  • In front of the Church, not from the front was on the left side. In the gilded, I was surprised. What made the daring invisible from the front. The people on the tour (for groups), listened to the explanation (to Spain).
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  • The temple is beautiful, has a very beautiful altarpieces, in front of the temple there are a few bars and is that formerly as convent of seclusion, the nuns heard mass behind those bars. Dan catechism for first communion and confirmation. I'm not sure, but they also make baptisms.
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  • Referred to as "Teaching la Antigua" by aim to train and educate girls.  The central altarpiece dates from 1780 and is completely bathed in gold. The temple and ex-convent of education is one of the greatest jewels of the Baroque novohispanic. Its construction began in 1754. After being evicted due to laws juaris enclosure became a prison, then in the Palace of Justice and today day serves as General Notary archive and an office of the Secretariat of public education. The Church was declared a national monument on February 9, 1931
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  • A very beautiful church. It is a convent of nuns, it still works as such. Living nuns inside. Its architecture is incredible. For those who like Baroque, this is an obligatory stop in the historic centre of the city. It breaks with the typical architecture of the female convents, as these usually have double doors and the main altar is not forward, as any church. In this church architecture is like the many other churches, a gateway that takes you directly to the central altarpiece. It was founded by the order of the society of Mary, counterpart of the society of Jesus (However, they never saw him so), dedicated themselves to education as the Jesuits, but girls and why now is it commonly known with the name of Church teaching. On the cover, in the first stage the Saints in niches are Juan Nepomuceno and Miguel arcangel. In the second body are San Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, and San Benito, as his habit was like the Benedictine. And Center a sculpture of our Lady of Pilar, Virgin to which the Church is dedicated. Inside, the altarpieces are saints of different religious orders. You can see the stands and louvres. All Baroque. When it is open, at the entrance to sell religious articles. It has a varied schedule, there are times that it can be closed and others open.
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  • Church with beautiful architecture and murals. In addition to giving holy water, simply bring your bottle and please let tithe.
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  • The most beautiful example of the Baroque that is in the city of Mexico, the work of Francisco Guerrero y Torres. In the new Spain was part of a very important convent and consisted of 2 parts: the left side was a College, the College of education, whose mission was to prepare poor girls who were outside, and the girls of high social class who were internal; While the convent was on the right side. Contemplating the lavish façade, shown to San Miguel Arcángel to the left and San Juan Nepomuceno right. In the Center is San Jose and above it, a figure of marble of Nuestra Señora del Pilar. And at the top, a relief of the Holy Trinity. The interior is amazing, the detail of their 4 each side altarpieces and the craticula can be seen in the main altar, where the nuns received communion. There are also a series of gates, who served as Confessionals and others were access to the various rooms of the convent.
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