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Pinacoteca de la Profesa, Mexico City

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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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  • This church is one of many you find scattered around Mexico historical centre, but this one is very nice, lovely facade, and very austere but serene interior. Certainly worth the visit  more »
  • Being a Mexican, I love seeing churches and their ornaments. This church is impressive, because of all the meanings and the combination of decoration of the various altarpieces. But a visit to this ch...  more »
  • Although we couldn't possibly have gone into even a small portion of the churches in Mexico City, we did go into quite a few. This was our favorite. It also reminded us of the best of Spain and Italy....  more »
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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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