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Argentina - Manzana Jesuítica (Jesuit Block)

The buildings of the Jesuit Block were built by more than 300 slaves belonging to the Jesuits. Market gardeners, tailors, apothecaries, blacksmiths, carpenters, and lumberjacks, etc. They were also part of the Society´s church choir, where the brotherhood of blacks operated.

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Several institutions develop their activities in the Jesuit Block. Within the National University of Cordoba, the History Museum, the General and Historic Archive and the Main Library which are part of The Route of the Slave Cordoba Group.

The site was included in the World Heritage List on 2000. It was declared National Historic Monument in 1940. UNESCO distinguished the Manzana and Estancias Jesuiticas of Cordoba as a Memory Site associated to UNESCO´s Route of the Slave in 2014.


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Historical name

Manzana Jesuítica (Jesuit Block)


Obispo Trejo 242 - PB - 5000- Córdoba

Phone numbers

+54 351 4332075

Fax number

+54 351 4332075

Responsible entity

Orden de la Compañía de Jesús.

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Others National monument Inscribed on the World Heritage List


Workplace Settlement

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Current Use

History Museum National University of Cordoba – Main Library- Church of the Society of Jesus – National College of Monserrat – General and Historic Museum

Original use

Headquarters of the Jesuit Province of Paraguay – Colegio Máximo - University

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Heritage documents under its protection

The General and Historic Archive of the National University of Cordoba has, under its protection, the documents of temporalities of the Society of Jesus, after their expulsion in 1767. The state of conservation of these documents is excellent. They are used for research.

Expressions of intangible heritage associated

Headquarters of one of the two Blacks-only brotherhood in Cordoba.


  • World Heritage 2 de diciembre del 2000