Church of San Felipe Neri (Iglesia de San Felipe Neri), Oaxaca

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Church of San Felipe Neri (Iglesia de San Felipe Neri) is located in Oaxaca. Make Church of San Felipe Neri (Iglesia de San Felipe Neri) a part of your Oaxaca vacation plans using our Oaxaca tourist route planner.
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  • Wonderful baroque wood carvings around every altar. The revered statesman Benito Juarez got married in this church.  more »
  • Whatever your religion (or lack thereof), spending a few minutes in a pew at this magnificent church is a positive experience.  more »
  • Hearing that this was the most decorated church in Mexico my expectations were high... and not high enough! The meticulous details overlayed in gold puts this on par for the nicest cathedrals in Europ...  more »
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  • The temple dedicated to San Felipe Neri, its construction began in 1633, under the direction of the priest Don Juan de Aragón who organized from Europe "Pía Unión" or "Concordia". In 1728 the priest Don Juan Sáenz, requested and obtained from Pope Clement XIII permission to strengthen the oratory, so until 1733 restarted formal construction. Ending January 17, 1773, devoting to the Virgen del Patrocinio and dedicated to the founder of the Congregation of San Felipe Neri. The high altar where it appears San Felipe Neri is worked in Churrigueresque style. The façade in green quarry is plateresque style in the 16th century, although the general construction style is Baroque. In the central part of the facade appears in bas-relief in yellow quarry San Felipe Neri, with bonnet, and a book in his hand. Many niches are empty, since during the civil wars of Mexico, this temple served as a bulwark. In its beautiful interior altarpieces, one central and six side, there are paintings of José de Páez (painter novohispano 1727-1780 who, according to his biographer, "flooded the second half of the 18th century with his paintings") and Agustín Marcial de Santaella, Oaxacan painter whose works are also enjoyed in the Cathedral of Oaxaca. The floor of the temple is a nave with dome and cruise (cross-shaped), two towers were completed in 1803. In the interior of the temple lie buried the founders of the temple. A curious fact is that Benito Juárez who both criticised the clergy, married Margarita Maza in this temple of San Felipe Neri. Four of his altarpieces have as main idea to the Virgin Mary. There is even one of the María Virgen de Guadalupe. On independence Street two blocks from the Cathedral of Oaxaca.
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  • Very nice Church although normally occupy for funeral masses
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  • A Church close to the base of the beautiful city
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  • Excellent architecture of the tempo very helpful.
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  • Very beautiful church
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