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Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

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Address: Calle Santa Ines S/N, 11003 Cadiz, Spain
Phone Number: +34 662 64 22 33

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Lovely church

Very Spanish and deeply religious, pop in and spend some time marvelling.Its easy to stumble across and well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen over 200 cathedrals and churches on our visits to Europe. The is church is very Spanish, very Catholic and decorated in a garish manor except for the ceiling which is quite nice. Unlike other viewers, i entered the Oratorio on a Sunday so paid no entry fee. For a fee of 2-3 euros, I would not have... More 

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bridgend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very Spanish and deeply religious, pop in and spend some time marvelling.Its easy to stumble across and well worth a visit.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Walking past "the smell of Catholicism" wafted out. The cool if muggy interior houses a delightful dome and some beautiful art and a great ambiance. Piped choral music added tastefully to the experience.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Oratorio was originally a church which at some point was used as the congress house to sigh their famous Spanish constitution known as La Pepa. The guides will offer a very interesting historical narrative of the history of the church and the city. Great place to visit if you are interested in the history of this beautiful city! A... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Before I entered this small church I asked at the door if the information about the church was in English. The person at the front desk pointed to a sign which was indeed in English. So we paid our 3 Euros each and entered. Sadly that was the last English we saw before exiting. There are similar or better chapels... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We came here because it was next door to the Museo de las Cortes. However, where that one was free and excellent, this one cost €3 and we weren't sure why. There are the usual selection of side chapels to look at, but little information on them and nothing to explain that this is where the constitution was signed. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Not recommended unless you are really interested in this particular building. You can see similar arts in numerous other European churches easily for free.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

A €3 entry and no photography allowed, effectively to see the inside of a church with historical relevance. However, there is nothing in any other language than Spanish and even that didn't make reference to the signing of the Constitution in 1812. The interpretative centre is of no use unless you speak and read Spanish. This part of the building... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The church costs €3 to enter, which seems odd considering the museums either side are free. The audiovisual equipment is extremely loud and talks over the art on the main altar. However, unless you are a religious art enthusiast or a fluent Spanish speaker the information is of very little interest. We found nothing about the signing of the constitution!... More 

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glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

The outside of this church has lots of plaques as it was where the famous 'La Pena' a declaration of freedom was signed in the mid 19th century. Inside the church has a beautiful dome modelled on that of Borremeo in Rome.

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