The construction of this historic building began
in the seventeenth century by order of Philip III, and was directed
by Juan Gomez de Mora. It is a temple and college of the ecclesiastic
order of the Society of Jesus.
The "Clerecía" of Salamanca or the Royal College of the Holy Spirit is Baroque with wonderful examples of churrigueresque altarpieces inside. The church has an immense three-floored Baroque cloister.
At present this monument is a Jesuit college, as well as housing the papal University.