Centro Cultural Clavijero

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From 1660 to 1767, the Palacio Clavijero, with its magnificent minimalist main patio, imposing colonnades and pink stonework, was home to the Jesuit school of St Francis Xavier. Today the enormous building houses a cultural center with exhibition spaces showing off contemporary art, photography and other creative media.

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