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Oratorio de La Santa Cueva, Cadiz

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  • Gem hiding in Cadiz, went to see the paintings of Goya and I found myself a work of art in the city center. I recommend it for art lovers and those who do not.
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  • Two chapels: the first austere, reflective of the cross, originally a cave; the second a beautiful celebration of the arts with some wonderful paintings by Goya, acquired by the priest who had inherit...  more »
  • this is a very special hidden church on rosario, on 3 floors. it was free on sunday. the upstairs part is exquisitely ornate with reliefs and 5 goya frescos. just perfect on a rainy day. the haydn mus...  more »
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  • Some of the jewels hidden in Cadiz. With two overlapping chapels of very different styles. It contains three works by Goya.
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  • If you have a feel for the special, should not abandon la Santa Cueva visiting the oratory. Below is a simple unadorned church with an interesting group of figures, representing the crucifixion. I've never seen the execution of the cross, it is represented as a freshly cut tree partially with bark and approaches of AST excesses. The pillars also hang crucifixes in similar way. An extensive seating area for a 'reader', a type of choir Chair hangs over which a Blendlaterne which has arguably focused the light on the Vorlesepult is situated opposite the altar. Two storeys higher the oratory, the elaborate Baroque prayer hall, with the three original Goya, of which impressed me the most the unusual appearance of the 'last supper' is. In the background, Haydn's passion composition is discreet about speakers ' was playing the seven last words of Christ on the cross ', which premiered on good Friday 1787 here in this place. Remarkably, even a painting, largely unknown in Germany by Franz Xavier Riedmayer, represents a protective sheath Madonna, although the big time seek shelter under their coat, her power insignia (crowns, tiara, Bishop caps etc.) but carelessly at the bottom of scattered - the French Revolution was not far...
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  • Surprisingly building from the street all suggests the splendid interior
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