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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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Beautiful church; a spiritual experience

The Oratoria Santa Cueva, an 18th century church with two sanctuaries, one underground. It is not... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
vanessakoh
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PETALING JAYA
Worth a quick look

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

Reviewed December 13, 2017
VinceDarwin
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Calle Rosario s/n, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The Oratoria Santa Cueva, an 18th century church with two sanctuaries, one underground. It is not easy to spot as the unassuming facade blends in with the other plain facades of other building on the street. We managed to gain admittance to attend mass there....More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed October 23, 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

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Reviewed August 23, 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

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Reviewed July 29, 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

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Reviewed July 22, 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

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

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

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Reviewed February 23, 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
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Reviewed February 13, 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

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Reviewed February 12, 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.

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