The Church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

Originally the church was the chapel for the San Juan Seminary, founded by Jesuits in 1579.

In 1596 the school was closed, but the chapel continued to evolve during subsequent centuries. After the seminary was closed the chapel was replaced with a new church dedicated to San Juan; however, currently it is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de las Nieves.

The Church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

It is said that one day Pope Saint Liberius in the fourth century of our era had a dream in which the Virgin appeared to him asking for the construction of his temple, some time later, in a hot August in Rome there was a snow storm On Mount Esquiline - one of the seven hills of Rome - the hill was covered with the white material, where the Virgin appeared, indicating the site where the temple should be built. That is why it was called the "Lady of the Snows.

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