Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, Cadiz

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The Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri is a church built between 1685 and 1719, located in Cádiz, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1907.
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  • Learn the history of Cadiz, cradle of freedom from the inside. A walk through the Cadiz of the XVIII-XIX, and see where our first Constitution was drafted. For lovers of history and law, you love them.
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  • Beautiful chapel that holds a piece of our country's history. Its elliptical and column-free structure was that it was chosen as the seat of the Cortes of Cadiz, from which was born the first Spanish Constitution in 1812. Its façade is filled with plaques commemorating him and deserves the penalty pay the € 3 to see a piece of history.
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  • This is a fine example of Andalusian baroque architecture. It is a church with elliptical inside. It was also the meeting place when the Constitutional Law of Spain was made. It is located in the cent...  more »
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  • A nice building, quite small, that has been witness of a big part of Spanish history. The ticket is 3 euros as of today. The place is really small, and only two audiovisuals make the visit last. There is no mention whatsoever in the information inside about the events of the signing of the constitution of 1812, which for me is the major point of the building, they just describe the religious aspects. This is why I give the "okay" grade...
  • A place that can go unnoticed, but much that is worth. There is that visit in the annex building of the Museum of the Cortes of Cádiz is free and contains much of the recent history of Spain. -
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  • Very nice but inside there is a smell of detergent/ambience fragrance really stuffy and a series of contraptions with loud explanations that detract from your visit
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  • As I had read to me the guide of Cadiz between my goals had this interesting and famous church in the heart of the city. We were callejeando aided by electronic maps until we found with the Oratory of San Felipe Neri, exceptional work of the Baroque for its elliptical floor plan, with its dome rebuilt after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, by its Baroque altarpieces and a large box of Dedicated to the Inmaculada Concepción Murillo. The entire façade is decorated with plaques of anniversaries or trees from the most important fact that happened here, the proclamation of the Liberal Constitution of 1812 being the only city that took the French in the war of independence. The price to see this wonder is only €3 per person, and although travel is very short it is worth to sit and contemplate the architectural wealth of the construction and decoration. A guided tour unfolded when we entered, but at that moment it ended, but we discovered that there was a panel that pressing a button light up a screen with the explanation of its construction, and another in front of the altar explained the art of the altarpiece. It was forbidden to take pictures as she had written the ticket and any sign that warned him as well, but as there was no no vigilant security I fell into the temptation of shooting with the Nikon, and I think they left pretty well both the image of the Christ of the sacred Heart on the Altar as the picture of Murillo who is over, dedicated to the Inmaculada Concepción. There is also an upper floor but we could not access since we did not find the path of ascent because the door was closed. Its elliptical and column-free floor made that it was chosen as the headquarters of the parliamentarians who met as resistance to the French, and after long discussions and deliberations drew up the Constitution of 1812. Right next to the Church of the Cortes of Cadiz Museum rises to explain the historical socio-political end of the 18th century and early 19th. Unfortunately they closed at 18:00, so it was too late for us.
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  • Quite okay with its Rococo style, but it's something pales alongside the other massive churches. But a good change of pace.
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