Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri, Toledo

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Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri (Spanish: San Felipe de Neri) is a former church in Toledo (Castile-La Mancha, Spain). The building was used by the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri as an oratory (chapel). From 2013 it housed the Tolmo Museum,[1] but as at 2018 it is reported to be closed.[2]

History[edit]

The building is the surviving portion of the church of San Juan Bautista (demolished between 1771 and 1777).

This Church was also called San Juan de la Leche (for a goatyard whose milk they sold).

It was founded in 1125 and, with Gothic traces. It was rebuilt between the late 15th century and early 16th century.

A remnant of what could be the sacristy is a yeseria of good design with remains of polychrome.

In the wall of the gospel the Oratory's main Chapel was built, built by Sancho Sánchez de Toledo.

Pisa, in its History of Toledo, places this chapel among the best in the city.

In the recent restoration a Gothic polychrome was discovered.

Its design favoured conceptual unity and over time increased Escario's reception.

Roman baths[edit]

The Roman baths of Toledo were located in the area of the Oratory, and there are some remains under the church.[3] They date from the 1st century CE, when Toledo was known as Toletum.

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