Basílica de San Ignacio de Loyola

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This splendid example of Baroque architecture was designed according to plans by Fontana and modified by Martin de Zaldua. It was officially inaugurated in 1738. Note the Churrigueresque high altar, designed by Ignacio de Ibero. The richness of its stone marquetry is particularly impressive. A silver statue of St Ignacius has dominated its centre since 1758. This circular building is crowned by a huge 65m-high cupola built by Churriguera.

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Santa Casa of Ignatius of Loyola
Santa Casa of Ignatius of Loyola
The family residence of St Ignatius
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Santuario San Ignacio de Loyola
Santuario San Ignacio de Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the
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Santa María la Antigua
Santa María la Antigua
The bulky exterior of this 15C hermitage
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Santuario San Ignacio de Loyola
Santuario San Ignacio de Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the
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Santa María la Antigua
Santa María la Antigua
The bulky exterior of this 15C hermitage
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Santa Casa of Ignatius of Loyola
Santa Casa of Ignatius of Loyola
The family residence of St Ignatius
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Santuario San Ignacio de Loyola
Santuario San Ignacio de Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the
0:15
Santa María la Antigua
Santa María la Antigua
The bulky exterior of this 15C hermitage
1:00
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