ORATORY, OR THE PRIVATE CHAPEL OF THE BORGIA DUKES
At present, the Oratory has been completely remodelled with respect to its 16th-C structure, having undergone several alterations and interventions, basically in the late 19th C. From these past works are the marquetry floor, made in exotic woods, and the construction of the vaulted ceiling using gilded brass, marble in different colours, and the ceramic pieces with metallic reflections.
The iconographic programme of the 13 mysteries of the Rosary represented here start at the foot of the chapel (the opposite side of the altar) and include:
The Joyful Mysteries
1 The Annunciation.
2 The Visitation of Our Lady to Santa Isabel.
3 The Presentation of Jesus in the temple.
4 The Loss of the Child Jesus and his discovery in the temple.
The Dolorous Mysteries
1 The Prayer of Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane.
2 The Flagellation of the Lord.
3 The Crowning with Thorns.
4 The Procession to Mount Calvary carrying the Cross.
The Glorious Mysteries
1 The Resurrection of the Lord.
2 The Ascension of the Lord.
3 The Coming of the Holy Spirit.
4 The Assumption of Our Lady to the Heavens..
5 The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin.