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Santa Catalina is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church of the
Jesuit order and situated 13 mi (20 km) North of Jesus Maria in
the province of Córdoba in Argentina.
Location: 13 mi (20 km) North of Jesus
Tel. (03525) 421 600
10am- 1pm & 3pm- 5pm Tue- Sun
10am- 1pm & 2pm- 6pm Tue- Sun
Apr- Sep 10am- 1pm Tue- Sun
10am- 1pm & 3pm- 7pm Tue- Sun
Description of Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina was originally found in
1622 by Jesuits who came here to baptize locals and spread
literacy among local indigenous tribes. One of the first things
Jesuits did however was not the Baroque church you see today.
Their first major project was hydraulic engineering that allowed
tons of water to be delivered to the surface. Until that time
local people did not have an access to reliable sources of
water. New technologies brought by the brothers of the order
changed all that. The area became famous as a breeding ground
for thousands of cattle, mules, sheep and other farm animals.
The church itself was completed only in 1754. It included an
adjacent complex with orchards, workshops, cloisters enclosing
patios, stables and many others. In 1941 Santa Catalina was
declared a National Historic Museum. This religious complex
holds its festivities devoted to their patron Saint Catalina on
November 25th and last Sunday of January.