Its more popular name is La Profesa, or The Professed, and its first church was opened in 1610 as the headquarters of the Jesuit novices. This is the Temple of San Jose del Real, one of the buildings with religious motifs that make up the face of the Historic Center of Mexico City.
The building we see today was not originally built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; most of that was destroyed in the flood of 1629. It was rebuilt with its current baroque style from 1714 to 1720 and it acquired its neoclassical altar in 1800 at the hands of and Manuel Tolsa and Pedro Patiño. In 1820 it was used as a meeting place for a group that was in favor of absolutism and against the constitution of 1812.
Among its attractive aesthetics, there are religious pieces of great importance such as the Lord of Consuelo and the Immaculate Conception, works that complement the architecture of the place. It also has an extensive collection of paintings from the colonial period to which you can be accessed for free. The facility continues to function as a church and religious center.
Address of the Temple of San Jose del Real. Isabella Street No.21, corner of Francis I. Madero, Centro Historico, Mexico City. Allende Metro station or Zócalo, line 2.Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m., guided tours on Saturdays from 12:00 to 2:00p.m.