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Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri)

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Address: Sucre, Bolivia

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Lovely Roof-top Terrace to Admire the Views

The main attraction that San Felipe Neri has to offer is the roof-top terrace. Beautiful as the sun starts to set on Sucre, turning the whitewashed buildings into hues of yellow... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
colin_matthew
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

The main attraction that San Felipe Neri has to offer is the roof-top terrace. Beautiful as the sun starts to set on Sucre, turning the whitewashed buildings into hues of yellow and orange. The belfries are also worth a climb, although you should watch your head. The convent opens up a few times a year for an open-day (other than... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

A lot of history here. The building has be maintained very well and everything is in perfect shape. The highlight is the view of Sucre from the roof of the nave. If you are interested in a trip across Southern Bolivia see our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. We happened to be up there at sunset and the lighting was... More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The convent stops allowing visitors at around 5pm, and theoretically you need to leave the convent by 5.30pm. The door is not clearly labelled, as I recall it has a small plaque saying it's a museum? It's worth getting there with about an hour to spend snapping pics and looking around the rambling building. You can pretty much roam freely... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the best panoramic view of the city considering proximity. Make sure you ring the door bell on the side of the church. I didn't realize the door is often just left closed. People are allowed to go up unaccompanied so make sure you walk around so you can see everything.

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1 Thank José C
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Whenever we had visitors come to Sucre, we took them here. The views are great, the architecture is wonderful, and the history is interesting. There is a small little chapel that has amazing acoustics too, we've sang in there a handful of times as we walked through. The building is very photogenic!

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Like Matt P said in his review, this gem is a bit hidden. It took me a while to figure out how to enter. The entrance is on the west side sidewalk. Pass the large church doors, which is definitely not hidden but locked, walking towards the main the plaza. Look for a small sign on your left - wooden... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Church/convent is a lovely building and allows you to go up to the roof to watch the sunset over Sucre and the mountains. The cost was 15 bolivianos and also included a short tour of the convent.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The building itself is beautiful, especially the courtyard. The inside of the church isn't that interesting. The main attraction here is the incredible view of the city from the roof! 15 Bs. per person as of May 2016.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The building is OK... But you can get into the roof which 1) gives outstanding views of the town, 2) gives you the view of the breathtaking roof itself, 3) wonderful place to sit and relax.

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Beautiful colonial courtyard. Great Spanish architecture. Well maintained. The church interior and the altar are really different.... white stucco and gold leaf are most attractive. We climbed on the roof from where we had a 360 degree view of Sucre.

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