San Felipe de Neri Church, Albuquerque

San Felipe de Neri Church, Albuquerque (must see)

San Felipe de Neri Church is a historic Catholic church located on the north side of Old Town Plaza. Built in 1793, it is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city. Originally, Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdez named the church San Francisco Xavier, after the Viceroy of New Spain. Shortly afterward, The Duke of Albuquerque changed the name to San Felipe, after the King Philip of Spain. San Felipe de Neri was established in 1706 under the direction of Fray Manuel Moreno and initially stood to the northwest of the Plaza. The original building was completed in 1719. The original church building collapsed in 1792 after a heavy rain and was replaced by the current structure the following year. The towers were added in 1861, a parish school was constructed in 1878, and a convent for the Sisters of Charity was built on the west side of the church in 1881.

Why You Should Visit:
Worth a look just for the history and adobe architecture, and it's a very peaceful place, with a garden in the back, good for contemplation.

Tip:
Check out the gift shop! You will be surprised to find local artisan work and imports from Mexico that you don't find in the shops surrounding the plaza in Old Town.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-4:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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San Felipe de Neri Church on Map

Sight Name: San Felipe de Neri Church
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Old Town Orientation Walk  

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