Arcos de la Frontera Convent of the Jesuits
Convent of the Jesuits
The Convent of the Jesuits ( Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves School) is located in the C/ Boticas 8, between the Minor Basilica of Santa María de la Asuncion and the San Pedro Church, in the Andalusian town of Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz.
The Convent of the Jesuits was founded in 1675, the Jesuit Fathers of Mercy were entrusted with it. Don Diego de Virués endowed and left it to them as their own home. With the expulsion of the Jesuits, the Mercedario order inhabited the building by royal decree in 1785 until the exile of Mendizabal.
The lintel of its façade bears the shield of Spain and the lilies of the Bourbons. It has a stern demeanor and a simple, classic façade. Inside, two interesting coffered ceilings, one on the stairs and another on the upper floor. Currently it is used as a state school.
C/ Boticas 8
11630 Arcos de la Frontera