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The church of San Francisco Javier in Caceres dates back to the 18th century when it was built by the Company of Jesus (Jesuits).

The church is a fine example of Jesuit Baroque architecture and is in the form of a Latin cross. It was designed by Pedro Sanchez Lobato, a renowned architect.

It is located in the Plaza de San Jorge which also hosts a sculpture of Saint George’s sculpture, the patron saint of the city.

The image of San Francisco Javier can be seen on a niche on the semi-circular arch of the main facade that has two towers, one on each of its sides. The two towers have a pediment at the top with the coat of arms of Castile and Leon on the arch.

The main façade was renovated in the year 1992.

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