We stopped first at the San Felipe de Neri Church which is the oldest church in Albuquerque and was built in 1793.
This church is in the shape of a cross. It is constructed of adobe with walls that are five feet thick. A one-story rectory for the Friars was added on the east side and the westernmost room of the structure was a sacristy.
The church has quite a history which can be found online at www.sanfelipedeneri.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=168.
|The baptismal font|
|The Sacred Heart|
|Gift Shop and Museum|
These two priestly vestments were on display in the museum and I wasn't supposed to take pictures in the museum but I didn't see a sign until the damage was done. The lady in the museum was very understanding about it. Thank goodness!
|The Courtyard behind the Church|
|The Front Courtyard|
|Beautiful Orange Canas|