Cathedral & ex-monastery San Felipe Neri

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September 8th 2014
Published: September 8th 2014
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The church façade,The church façade,The church façade,

an eclectic mix of Baroque & Neoclassical, is one of Queretaro’s most ornate & one of the latest baroque works in the city.
The city ‘s Cathedral & adjacent ex-monastery, formerly the San Felipe Neri Oratory, is located at the corner of Madero & Ocampo. Unlike most cathedrals in the world, Queretaro’s cathedral is not located in the main square.

The old monastery, more commonly referred to as the Conín Palace, now houses the Ministry of Urban Development and Public Works. Conin was an Otomi leader who converted to Roman Catholicism between the years 1522 & 1526, changed his name to Fernando de Tapia, & founded the city of Santiago de Querétaro on July 25,1531. There’s a huge statue of Conin at the south entrance of the city on Federal highway 57 to Mexico city.

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The Church & adjacent ex-monastery of San Felipe Neri was built between 1786 and 1805.
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This is one of the largest churches in the city

Pope Benedict XV promoted the San Felipe Neri church to a Cathedral in 1921.

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viewed from the back.
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Church interior

is austere & completely Neoclassical.

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The former monastery

now houses the Ministry of Urban Development and Public Works.

8th September 2014

Great composition, while the line and colors add an extra dimension. Very pleasing to the senses.
9th September 2014

Nicely done, Rainy.
I think it was a brilliant idea to explain near the beginning that you made considerable use of the techniques available to you in your program. Overall I think you've done a great job with the channel swapping. Now I'm looking forward to seeing your future blogs. Cheers! -- Ferby
9th September 2014

Beautiful cathedral
The details are very nice, especially the façade.

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