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Address: San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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This 17th-century church was built only after a protracted struggle to gain...

This 17th-century church was built only after a protracted struggle to gain the land where a church built by Indians had previously stood.

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Oratorio de San Felipe

This was a quiet respite on a hot day. Step inside the chapel, built in early 18th Century, and enjoy a peaceful interlude from the noisy, busy world outside. The east side sports... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was a quiet respite on a hot day. Step inside the chapel, built in early 18th Century, and enjoy a peaceful interlude from the noisy, busy world outside. The east side sports its original pink stone facade while the south side is newer, barogue style. There are supposed to 33 oils by Cabrera but I did not find that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This multi towered and doomed church dates back from the 18th century. The pale pink main facadr is baroque with an indegenious influence. Inside the church are 33 oil paintings showing scenes from the life of San Felipe Neri, the 16th century Florentine who founded the Oratorio Catholic order.

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We enjoyed a magnificent choral concert here, and have toured the church itself. The acoustics and setting are a treat for the senses.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

One of the most interesging churches in San Miguel de Allende, the facade is splendid and there is a chapel dedicated (and in imitation of) the Loreto Church in Italy, and many other interesting items worth a check like some paintings by Miguel Cabrera, and some other artworks like a naif representation of the underworld.

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Thus church is close to the San Francisco church. Just in front of where the buses stops. I liked the church, both inside and outside. It's not the most beautiful in the city but still very much worth a visit.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Wonderful jewel to visit. A must for anyone visiting San Miguel de Allende. Don't forget to visit the churro restaurant across the street and have some chocolate with it.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

I have a gorgeous painting by a Barcelonese painter of the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri from long ago. The approach used to be through a street market that has been replaced by a plaza with the equestrian statue of Ignacio Allende. Not far from the gas pump either. Don´t ask why, just find it. Most people do not seem... More 

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