Templo de la Compañía de Jesús
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Templo de la Compañía de Jesús information
The large Templo de la Compañía de Jesús is believed to be one of the largest constructions completed by the Jesuits (but built by miners), between 1746 and 1765. . Tragically, only two years after the completion of the church, on the expulsion of the Jesuits, the guild schools and Jesuit college were closed. The miners are said to have protested, but the punishments were harsh, the consequences of which are said to have fed into the independence movement.
The Jesuit seminary buildings are now occupied by the University of Guanajuato.