Saturday, February 13, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday


January 2016 - San Miguel de Allende Mexico




Construction of the Oratorio San Felipe Neri began in 1712, when an older chapel, owned by the town’s mulatto population, was appropriated for the purpose. The original chapel now makes up the eastern side of the church, and the more modern Baroque facade of soft pinkish stones is to the south. In this church there is also a small chapel that the De La Canal family dedicated to the Virgen of Loreto in 1735, and features a replica of the Santa Casa in Italy. This oratory is remarkable for its fantastically ornate decoration and elaborately gilded walls and altars.

Unfortunately it was not open the first time when we were here. But it was open another day, however Mass was being said so I only took one photo.











I found this outside the church on another day.



11 comments:

  1. A lovely old church & the interior is even more spectacular. The pink stone is really unusal & interesting.

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  2. I was just scrolling down looking at all the countries you've visited in your sidebar Jackie. You sure have had an wonderfully adventurous life.

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  3. wonderful historic architecture here Jackie

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  4. Nice to capture the church on a blue sky day - perfect background to show the church colors.

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  5. i love the round top, gorgeous details!! Happy <3 Day!! ( :

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  6. Hi Jackie, Interesting details on this old church!

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  7. Very interesting, I wish I could speak Spanish.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/toko-church.html

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  8. I love the church, and the inside looks well worth a look round. That statue looks funny with all the anti bird spikes on it

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