Iglesia de Santo Tomas y San Felipe Neri (Church of Santo Tomás and San Felipe Neri), Valencia

Iglesia de Santo Tomas y San Felipe Neri (Church of Santo Tomás and San Felipe Neri), Valencia

This is actually one of Valencia's newer Roman Catholic churches. It was first organized and constructed in the year 1725. Most of the other churches in the city are several hundred years older. Nevertheless, it is fine piece of architecture, as this building was modeled after the “Il Gesu” church in Rome. In 1982, the building was added to the National Historic and Artistic Monument list in order to be preserved for future generations.

In its day, the design of this structure was quite controversial, in that it broke with the conventional “cross shape” design for church buildings. Instead, it has a main nave with three parts. In addition, it also has several side chapels.

The church is also known as "the Congregation". Perhaps, this is easier than pronouncing the name each time. The church is open seven days a week for visits. Mass is conducted Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm On Sunday, the main masses are at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and noon. An afternoon and evening mass is held at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively.

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Sight Name: Iglesia de Santo Tomas y San Felipe Neri (Church of Santo Tomás and San Felipe Neri)
Sight Location: Valencia, Spain (See walking tours in Valencia)
Sight Type: Religious
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