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Next door to the Prado is this lovely church. The facade is really beautiful and the inside is as well. If you enjoy touring cathedrals as much as I do, make sure to take a few moments to appreciated this lovely church.
I chanced upon this church while visiting the Prado Museum. It is located just next to the museum on the uphill, very obvious even from afar. I loved the exterior architecture, with its intricate design. Entrance is free. The main chapel is simple, beautiful, quiet...More
San Jerónimo El Real, also known as Los Jerónimos, is all that remains of one of the most important 16th century monasteries in Madrid. It's a beautiful structure, standing majestically on the hill, overlooking, as though keeping watch, on Museo del Prado. I didn't go...More
Originally built in the early 16th century, San Jerónimo El Real has been remodelled and rebuilt several times. It is not a large structure but still worth visiting (no admission charge) just to see the magnificent painting that hangs over the alter. It's a a...More
We were on our way to the magnificent Retiro Park and chanced on this great looking church and what a great find.
San Jeronimo El Real is a fabulous looking 16th century church that looks amazing,it's certainly a popular tourist destination and when we visited...More
Since there was a looong queue at the Prado museum (and I decided to come back at another time/between 4 and 6 pm its free entrance, therefore even longer) I checked out this little church on the hill in the back of Prado. And this...More
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.