The church dominates Piazza Maggiore in the upper part of the city. It has beautiful pink and white walls and columns painted to look like marble. It is well worth the few minutes it takes to look inside.
The website identifies this as a Jesuit church dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, but it is called "The Mission" after it was entrusted to the Missionary Fathers of St. Vincent de Paul. It was built between 1665 and 1678 by architect Juvenal Boetto (1603-1678), but the imposing sandstone facade was added later.
The building is connected with the piazza in front through a high balcony which is accessed through two side stairs of different lengths.
The interior is a single nave with a semicircular apse.
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