Pinacoteca de la Profesa, Mexico City

The Temple of San Felipe Neri, commonly known as "La Profesa", is a Roman Catholic parish church that was established by the Society of Jesus late in the 16th century as the church of a community of professed Jesuits. The church is considered to be an important transitional work between the more sober or moderate Baroque style of the 17th century and the extremely decorated manifestations of the Baroque of the 18th century in Mexico.Located at the corner of Madero and Isabel la Católica Streets in Mexico City, diagonally opposite the Museo del Estanquillo, its original name was “La Iglesia de la Casa Profesa.” This church is well known for being the site of a number of historical events, including the “La Profesa Conspiracy,” which was instrumental in bringing Agustín de Iturbide to power and the “Polkos Rebellion”.More recently, this church was the scene for deliberations relating to the beatification of Juan Diego. The church is also noted for its very large collection of colonial-era artworks spanning three centuries by some of Mexico’s best artists including Cristóbal de Villalpando, Juan Correa, Pellegrí Clavé and José de Alcíbar.
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  • From 1610 this church witnessed many changes in the city. A construction is beautiful with a collection of very interesting but little known to tourists. I recommend your tour in the historic center to visit it because it is really worth.
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  • This church we met her wandering through the historic centre just a short distance away from the Zocalo. Jesuit church of the early eighteenth century with a beautiful Baroque façade flanked by two bell towers. Inside there is also interesting gallery and the small Museum of sacred art. Does not respect these hours, we found it open to the third step.
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  • This is the St. Philip Neri Church was founded by the Jesuits in the late 16th century. Referred to as Jesuits have made inroads in Mexico it is slower than other parliamentary group initially Dominican, Franciscan and overwhelmed or was it the Church complete in 1610, and cemented the Foundation of missionary work. However, original building was almost destroyed by the flood of 1629, the current building was completed in 1720, is. It's nickname is "black solution of Church", generally known under the name of "La prophets" in Mexico City. Built along the Madero Avenue in the downtown historic district of Mexico City, is the main entrance of the Church facing Isabel la Católica Street (Avenida Isabela La Catolica). Front with a nave altar was more frugal and anything. I learned later visited unfortunately not knowing anything about this church, so that the beautiful thing about this Church of art. I also had the opportunity to go to Mexico City, you can also visit and like.
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  • It is a beautiful place that has a vast collection of new Spain painting: belt, Villalpando, the Juarez, all present in this collection. It offers a guided visit whose duration is time and average two hours, which is worth a lot, because the person that teaches it is in charge of research works, which makes it a very enriching experience. The schedule is very limited, only Saturdays from 12-2.
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  • Discover this wonderful place on Saturdays from 12:00 to 14:00 hrs travel, is free and is the only opportunity to get to know. Although it is a journey of 2 hours is very enriching and impresses all the cultural heritage they have.
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  • the first time I went to this place expected to see a dozen of oils stored in this space. instead I found myself with 4 rooms, very well ordered, with paintings perfectly well preserved and with the attention of the director of the art gallery which is a lover of sacred art. a highly recommended place but hard to reach since only open on Saturday at noon. but it is worthwhile to organize themselves for being there to this hra.
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