Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), Sucre
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Take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the old town from the rooftop terrace of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), one of the city's most significant neoclassical structures. Built at end of the 18th century, the cloister and the church today host a private school for girls. As you approach, you'll notice the exterior's white walls and sturdy simple columns, while inside the classrooms you may feel like you've taken a step back into the 1950s. Ask the students to give you a guided tour of the place in English. Many notable figures, including presidents and archbishops, rest in the crypt under the cloister. To enter the church you'll have to find a door a few feet away from the building. Once inside, do not miss the four sculptures of angels. Use our Sucre vacation builder to visit Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri) on your trip to Sucre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • In addition to the visit to the oratory, you can visit the roof of the building from where you will enjoy a view of the city. Sucre deserves to be visited "down" and "up".
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  • The main attraction that San Felipe Neri has to offer is the roof-top terrace. Beautiful as the sun starts to set on Sucre, turning the whitewashed buildings into hues of yellow and orange. The belfri...  more »
  • With 15 bs you are free to roam among the roofs and the bells of this Church/College, with a unique view of the city, other than the intended, because you're in it. I highly recommend it, maybe just before sunset
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  • The best view of the city got it from its beautiful terraces!
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  • The construction of the convent, known at that time as the Oratory of San Felipe Neri, was initiated at the end of the 18th century driven by the Archbishop of La Plata the Carmelite Fr. José Antonio de San Alberto, who financed it, placed the first stone on March 19, 1795 and gave example to his parishioners each Sunday climb to cerro Churuquella and return with a stone on his shoulder as building material. The Church is simple one nave, while the cloister has a square plan and is surrounded by two levels of the corridor with archery, is generator of space to the colonial patio most important and most beautiful of the city, which include the arches built on two levels, with exposed stone ashlars and topped in the towers and drum with lantern in the dome. It has beautiful terraces which are relevant elsewhere in the building, from this space and domes can be seen the panorama of the city with a magnificent view for pictures. Notable characters in the history of La Plata were buried in the crypt of the convent. It has likewise, a library with about 4,500 volumes.
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  • Construction and architecture incredible!
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  • It is a very beautiful cole
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  • Q beautiful my beautiful school I recommend to learn :) ;)
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