The Las Ramblas Mother of God Church of Barcelona started as a Jesuit temple in 1553. It originally was a Baroque building that was the first home of the Jesuits in Catalonia and the largest college of the University. Following a fire, a new temple was completed in 1732, but another fire during the 1936 Spanish Civil War caused major damage. Restorations were made from 1991-1992. A main facade scene of the birth of Jesus is claimed to be the first known Nativity. Other outstanding elements include ceramics by the artist Manuel Padros, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the tabernacle, oil paintings in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Forsaken, and a door featuring the Child Jesus.
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