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Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri)

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Address: Sucre, Bolivia

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This should be the #1 attraction

Stunning view of Sucre from the rooftop and the courtyard is fantastic with the right light. It's not super easy to find -> you need to ring a doorbell just after the temple and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
chdo1234
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County Dublin, Ireland

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning view of Sucre from the rooftop and the courtyard is fantastic with the right light. It's not super easy to find -> you need to ring a doorbell just after the temple and can only visit between 14:30 and 17:30

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an elementary school, but after 2:30, you are allowed to tour it. Being a former elementary teacher, I was as interested in peeking in classroom windows as the vista. You climb to the second floor, then one more flight to the rooftop where you can walk around to see the city. There are stone benches where the monks... More 

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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church has a hidden secret. On top of the roof you have the best view over the town for less money. The entrance is hard to find but that's why I made photo's. It is in the sidestreet in a college. Hou have to ring the red bell next to the big wooden door. Inside at the end of... More 

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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice view of the city is the only thing you can expect but I think it is worth it. The building is not very interesting but you can see there school calsses and students inside.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

If you have not been here then you missed the best view of the city. It is located centrally with the 360 degree view of Sucre. The problem is that, this place is open only for 2 hours during the day from Monday through Saturday in the afternoons. It's easy to miss this schedule and very difficult to plan the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The church and tomb are really beautiful. We were the only ones inside at the time, wow. Getting up to the roof and the bells is cool and has some great views. A cheap attraction and must see. No pictures inside the church, thats a pity.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Going up to the roofs was awesome the best part of this site, we where lucky school was put for holiday and got to be there early in the morning to see a very nice clear day! Most of the times it o Lu opens in the PM, just ring the door bell and go in!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I went this school/convent when the schools were closed. I was almost alone.The building and the roof top views worth the 15 Bob you pay to enter. Don't look for the main entreance, the door is on the Nicholas Ortiz street, closer to the main plaze. It says Museo San Felipe Neri. Ring the bell. Go up up up and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 belfries are also worth a climb, although you should watch your head. The convent opens up a few times a year for an open-day (other than... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A lot of history here. The building has be maintained very well and everything is in perfect shape. The highlight is the view of Sucre from the roof of the nave. If you are interested in a trip across Southern Bolivia see our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. We happened to be up there at sunset and the lighting was... More 

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