Oratorio de San Felipe Neri-Centro de Interpretación de la Constitución de 1812

Oratorio de San Felipe Neri-Centro de Interpretación de la Constitución de 1812 | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photo: Patronato Provincial de Turismo (Manuel de la Varga)

The Oratorio de San Felipe Neri (Oratory of San Felipe Neri), in addition to its artistic interest, has a special historical significance for being the headquarters of the Courts that elaborated the first Spanish Constitution in 1812.

Opened in the early 18th century in later years was remodeled after the damage caused by the tsunami in 1755.

On the outside of the temple are numerous tombstones dedicated to the twelve year deputies, mostly placed in 1912 on the occasion of the first centenary of the Cortes of Cadiz.

The interior has an elliptical floor plan with seven chapels luxuriously decorated. Also noteworthy is the main altarpiece in the rococo style and presided over by a painting by Murillo.

The building beside the Oratory of San Felipe is the Interpretation of the Constitution of 1812 Center.


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