Churches/ Cathedrals in Madrid

Churches & Cathedrals in Madrid, Spain

Churches & Cathedrals in Madrid

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  • JRMADA
    United States3,102 contributions
    This basilica is a work of art. The first chapel on the left has a fresco by a young Goya before he was famous. We took the guided tour which was very informative and our tour guide was superb. The gentleman had a great voice, was eloquent, and had a very organized tour which was easy to follow. Admission was €5.00 per person which was a bargain given the quality of the tour and the beauty of the basilica. Our tour was in Spanish and I don’t know if there are tours in other languages available. We went on a Wednesday at opening hour and purchased tickets onsite with a credit card. There were no lines and we had the place all to ourselves for a while. The staff here is most welcoming and helpful. There is also a painting by Francisco de Zurbarán here. Pictures don’t do this basilica justice and should be seen in person. We highly recommend a visit here.
    Written 16 November 2022
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  • binab
    Ljubljana, Slovenia25 contributions
    The cathedral is beautiful, it's different from the ones I have been to before. I especially loved the ceiling. The comission was free. There were A LOT of tourists.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • tr8v2l3r
    lca274 contributions
    This lovely, tranquil church looks rather plain from the outside, so much so we walked past it, first time. Beautifully decorated inside. A lovely visit.
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • JRMADA
    United States3,102 contributions
    This is a very small church with one of the most beautiful interiors we’ve seen yet. We’ve seen a lot of Goya paintings, but none more beautiful than the frescoes Goya painted here. Goya is buried here and it is only fitting that his resting place is adorned with his best art. Entry is free and you will be asked not to take photos when your free ticket is handed to you. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and it was not very busy. Since no photos are allowed, we asked if there were any printed images of the frescoes available, and a nice book (only in Spanish) is available for €2.00. We usually make a point not to spend any extra money in places that don’t allow photos, but made an exception here since entry was free. The book is very nice (worth 3X+ what they charge) and has the images of all the frescoes and the history of the place. For Goya fans, this is a must visit. This place is a 20-25 min walk from Plaza de España. We spent 20 min looking at the frescoes in here. This church is closed on Mondays.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • JRMADA
    United States3,102 contributions
    This is a nice looking church next to the Prada Museum. The interior is very nice and the visiting schedule is about 3 hours per day. You gotta catch this place at the right time or you miss the opportunity to see it. In the morning between 11-12PM and in the afternoon between 5-7PM. They ask that visitors refrain from visiting during service hours.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Rodders27
    Cheadle, UK453 contributions
    Although it’s a splendid cathedral it’s not as impressive as most, our tour guide describes it as controversially basic but I thought it was a beautiful & interesting building from the outside and possibly looked even better at night.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • LFalonso
    Atlanta, GA275 contributions
    Happened upon this church and I entered- it was beautiful. One of the oldest churches in Madrid. Beautiful painting by El Greco of The expulsion of the money changers from the temple. I arrived in time for daily mass and it was beautiful.
    The church is unspectacular from the outside, but breathtaking from the inside
    Written 13 October 2021
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  • Shop D
    New York City, NY245 contributions
    This place is defenitely worth making a trip! It smells with history. The architecture, the icons... But, leave it to Europeans to remind you who's in charge! We got kicked out, because the church was going to be closed for a nite! Welcome to Madrid! )))
    Written 9 August 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    The church was originally part of the ancient Bernardine monastery in Madrid. It is located on Calle del Sacramento. The church was designed in 1615, but construction began in 1671 and was only completed in 1744. It has a Latin cross plan, with a single nave, and is covered by a half-barrel vault with lunettes in the arches. On the outside, the façade built in granite is interesting, with three entrance arches and a bas-relief above the main entrance that represents Saint Benedict and Saint Bernard adoring the Blessed Sacrament. It is considered one of the best examples of Madrid's religious baroque. Nice stop.
    Written 11 July 2021
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
    This is a nice church in the heart of Madrid, very close to Neptuno Square. The outside is quite nice, the inside is OK. I love the statue of Christ, Jesus Nazarene at the moment of the passion. This statue is very moving!!!
    Written 4 October 2020
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  • Janet S
    Williamsburg, VA1,140 contributions
    We were on our way to the Plaza Mayor, when we saw this church. An open church is always an invitation to see something new and often quite beautiful. It is also a place to sit quietly and reflect. This lovely church was the right place at the right time.
    Written 18 December 2019
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  • 245olegv
    Madrid, Spain2,719 contributions
    This church once belonged to the former convent of San Hermenegildo, established in 1586 by Friar Nicolás de Jesús y María, which was known as the Carmen Descalzo Convent since it was home to members of said religious order.

    The original building, whose church was built in 1605, was demolished in the early 18th century, and in 1730 Pedro de Ribera commissioned the construction of the contemporary building, which was completed in 1748 by José de Arredondo and Fausto Manso. The construction has a typical church layout designed following Madrid Baroque aesthetics: a Latin cross plan with a central nave and two lateral ones.
    As it is situated in the central part of Madrid, it is always full of visitors, mainly tourists.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,744 contributions
    We like visiting church buildings, not for religious reasons, but purely from an aesthetic point of view. And so it was with Iglesia de San Andres. We stumbled across it and went in. Looks rather interesting. It's quite different from many other church buildings and it has a certain appeal, considering its unusual architectural looks. It's much nicer inside than nit is outside. Worth checking out if you are around the area.
    Written 4 July 2019
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
    This is a beautiful church in Embajadores, Madrid. When I visited the church, the dome was under renovations. It is a beautiful church as many in Madrid.
    Written 3 September 2020
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
    This is a nice chapel in Chueca neighborhood, Madrid. It was opened to the public in 1911 to adore the Blessed Sacrament. It is opened 24 hours a day for those who want to pray in front of the sacred host.
    Written 6 June 2021
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