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.