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Córdoba & Jesuit Estancias

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The Jesuit building complex at Cordoba incorporates the main buildings important to the Jesuit religious system, a university: the University of Cordoba, a collage: The Monserrat Secondary School, a church and residences. Where the ‘Society of Jesus’ could spread their message of education and evangelisation in the new world. Farms and Estancias were then built up around the settlement to provide for the communities creating a fusion of European missionary and traditional lifestyles over a period of 150 years. Settled in 1599, these buildings were maintained by local secular communities when the Jesuits were expelled from the continent and are now a World Cultural Heritage site.

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“Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba”

'The Jesuit Block in Córdoba, heart of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay, contains the core buildings of the Jesuit system: the university, the church and residence of the Society of Jesus, and the college. Along with the five estancias, or farming… Read more...

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