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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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Peaceful monument of culture.

There is a consistent feeling experienced visiting places of such importance, expectation. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rkyme
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Bath, United Kingdom
Small hidden gem, 30 minute attraction

Worth the visit for 30 to 45 minutes. We were fortunate in that it was closing 20 minutes before... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tripsandfood55
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London, United Kingdom
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Calle Rosario s/n, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 24 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
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We found this place quite by accident because we were intrigued by the advertisement of Goya paintings at the entrance. Inside there are two chapels. The one on the lower level was created from a cave and is intended for silent prayer as befits its...More

Thank spaqueen_9
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This church is located on a narrow lane squeezed in among shop and apartment doorways. It was the noticeable sculpted facade images and pilasters at the side of an old door and colorful tourist banner that confirmed we were at the "cave" church. Also, look...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A special place to visit in Cadiz. You can see some Murillo's painting and hear amazing anecdotes about the city and the church. There is an image of the pregnant Virgen Mary.

Thank Chus M
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