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SAN IGNACIO CHURCH

SAN IGNACIO CHURCH
Bogotá, Colombia
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BACKGROUND

San Ignacio Church, located in the Bogotá historic district of La Candelaria, was begun in the early seventeenth century under the supervision of Juan Bautista Coluccini, a Jesuit priest who oversaw the construction of the church from 1610 until his death in 1641. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2003, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and the Universidad Javeriana initiated a campaign to restore the Church of San Ignacio, starting with the development of the studies for the structural consolidation of the central dome. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

San Ignacio Church is one of Colombia’s most celebrated churches and it is one of the most important monuments in Bogotá’s historic center. The church is an important example of Jesuit architecture and the building is a fusion of both Old and New World styles.