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Company of Jesus College


Basic Information

Location Monforte, Spain
Country Spain
City Monforte
Address Monforte, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.5181,-7.5166


To reach the colegio de la Compañía or de Nosa Señora da Antiga, it is worth extending our route a little to pass by the Convent of the Order of St. Clare which houses the Sacred Art Museum, one of the best of its type in Spain and continue until the Ponte Nova (New Bridge) along Méndez Casal and Ourense streets; then, crossing the river again, take Galicia avenue and Cardenal Rodrigo de Castro street. It was precisely this cardinal who was drove on the work of what is known as Escorial de Galicia, an impressive, Herrera style construction who donated it to the Company of Jesus to be used by young people, as a temple and school consecrated to the Virgin Mary.

Two new Jewish milestones terminate the route here. The first, the splendid scene of the Circumcision of the Baby Jesus , which forms part of the large main retable made of walnut and carried out by Francisco de Moure in the 17th century. The second, again the trabuleiros who form part of the little houses accommodating the Tourism and Information Office.

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