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Oratorio de La Santa Cueva

Calle Rosario s/n, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 22 22 62
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Worth a quick look

English language handout given if you wish included in the €3 entry. Impressive ornate alter... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
via mobile
A tiny church with lots of interest and on two levels

This was quite a find. The church has two levels which are very different to each other. it is... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
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Calle Rosario s/n, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 22 22 62
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

English language handout given if you wish included in the €3 entry. Impressive ornate alter, interesting political history. Worth 20mins.

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was quite a find. The church has two levels which are very different to each other. it is filled with art works and is very calm - almost a bit spooky in the lower church as we were the only visitors and it was...More

Thank IsaCB
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This little chapel is a jewel--if you are lucky and walk upstairs where it is located. Visitors tend to go downstairs where there is nothing but a couple of plain religious images that you could find anywhere. there is a ticket agent at the entrance...More

Thank josemedinamd
Reviewed 29 July 2017

There is a consistent feeling experienced visiting places of such importance, expectation. The leaflet handout states as follows. It is surprising, and few imagine, that behind its facade, which has more of a civil than religious appearance, two very different types of superimposed spaces can...More

Thank rkyme
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Worth the visit for 30 to 45 minutes. We were fortunate in that it was closing 20 minutes before we got there in the afternoon and that there were not many people inside and entry was therefore free (Normally a small charge and charge is...More

Thank tripsandfood55
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Interesting history and beautifully decorated.Started by rich patron amazing paintings by old masters.

Thank oreganoItaly
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

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 inherited money and wanted to share this with his congregation while he lived...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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 music just adds perfectly to the overall atmosphere....More

Thank jmt12london
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The beauty of the oratorio is quite spellbinding. Although ornate there is restraint and great creativity evident in the beauty of this place. It is quite unique.

Thank seangriffin
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Quite a site! The lower Penitential Chapel is stark and basically unadorned while the upper Eucharist Chapel has jasper & silver columns, beautiful murals, and below the architrave 3 paintings by Goya. All this in a quite small chapel is quite stunning and some what...More

Thank A R H
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