Religious Sites in Madrid

Religious Sites in Madrid, Spain

Religious Sites in Madrid

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  • BobPraz
    Toronto, Canada222 contributions
    Aside from the Royal Palace, this is probably one of the architectural highlights of Madrid, and the most noteworthy religious monument. From the outside is more plain-looking than the inside, which is spacious under its huge dome and covered in frescoes and gilding. You can see it quickly or wander around and appreciate the details. It's also a little off the main tourist trail, so it was generally peaceful inside.

    The only inconvenience were the opening times, which at the time did not match anything I read online or in a guidebook. when we were there it was open in the morning but closed in the early or mid afternoon. It may have been because it was August (the local holiday season), but generally it seems like a good idea to check the times at the site itself (or call ahead).
    Written 9 September 2022
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  • WilliamWillieWilson
    Nashville, TN1,284 contributions
    This little gem tucked away in a central Madrid neighborhood with almost no tourists is worth the walk. Way off the beaten path, Real Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida stood as a chapel from 1792 to 1928. At that point, services moved next door while this interior was preserved as a museum. What is left behind is a single room housing world-class frescoes, astonishing paintings on the walls and ceiling by famed artist Francisco Goya. And this is a lot easier than seeing his masterpieces at the Prado Museum across town.

    The original chapel that no longer exists was once a farm called La Florida. The second, and now former, chapel is home to paintings that are incredibly well preserved (thanks to the disallowance of photography and low lighting). It’s as if you’ve walked into a private wing of the Prado with no crowds!

    However, every June 13, unwed women flock to the building to pray for a mate, so maybe avoid that date. Don’t let the distance from the main attractions and the tiny size of the structure fool you. This stop is well worth the walk! Goya was even buried here in 1828! And don’t miss the Horno San Antonio bakery close by for delicious snacks!
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • 3LoveLife
    Vestal, NY92 contributions
    Book a guided tour through patrimonionacional.es, limited tickets available. The hour and half tour was completely in muy rapido espanol, but worth it to see the Relic Chapel, thousands of relics including the blood of St. Pantaleon.
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,191 contributions
    Iglesia de San Anton must be unique. It must be the only place on earth which does what it preaches. It is not huge or fancy. However the things the people in this church do are just amazing. They actually go out of their way to help those who are unfortunate and homeless. They provide a roof over their head and food to eat. The church building is a refuge for all those who need it. There are even television screens for people to watch, like the football world Cup! The church keeps the bones of Saint Valentine, the third-century Italian bishop considered the father of romance and love. This church deserves a visit and much more from those who can afford it.
    Written 26 June 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,263 contributions
    This beautiful basilica, built in the mid-18th century is located in the heart of Madrid and is one of the most representative architectural structures of the Spanish Baroque. Its original convex façade shape and unique floor make it one of the most important elements of the Spanish Baroque. Construction began in 1739 on the remains of a fire that devastated the former church of San Justo y Pastor, one of the oldest existing in the capital. It has a fantastic vault decorated with frescoes by Bartolomeo Rusca. A very beautiful temple.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,098 contributions
    This is an impressive church close to El Retiro Park. It is a Neo-Byzentine temple. The church was inaugurated in 1911 thanks to the generous donation of a Catalan family
    The most beautiful thing is the dome and the marble altar.
    Mass is celebrated at 8.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. during the weekdays.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,098 contributions
    This is a basilica dedicated to Mary. It is located in the Salamanca neighborhood. The church has a beautiful altar, and the interior is just amazing. The style is Neogothic, very similar to other churches built at the beginning of the 20th century.
    Written 15 September 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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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,098 contributions
    This is a beautiful church built by Barbara de Berganza. The main door is surrounded by pleasant gardens. The main medallion of the facade shows the Visitation of Mary, the 10 commandments, and a group of angels. The interior is decorated with marble columns.
    Written 31 August 2020
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  • Malgorzata
    11,263 contributions
    One of Madrid's many gems. It is the small chapel from the 16th century is part of the church complex of San Andres, although the entrance is separate and is at the rear of the church. The chapel is beautiful. The precious altar of the chapel are made of alabaster. To visit without a doubt. I recommend this visit.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,263 contributions
    Beautiful old church in Madrid. It is one of the oldest parishes in Madrid, its construction dates back to the 12th century. Its belfry is in the Mudejar style. The church has undergone many renovations in its history. Its main entrance has an 18th-century portal with the image of St. Nicholas. Inside, you can see a beautiful 15th-century wooden ceiling.
    Written 30 July 2021
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,191 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, TX1,098 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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  • Jydeoo
    Lagos, Nigeria2,250 contributions
    This beautiful oratory is tucked away in central Madrid a few odd foot steps from Gran Via.
    It is a treasure to find right there in the middle of the city, just off the main pedestrian way that connects Gran Via to Puerta de Sol.
    It's interior is cozy, welcoming and beautiful.
    Written 30 April 2020
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  • RandRH
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK3,255 contributions
    This church really does stand out on the street with its fabulous bright red colour. You can appreciate the buildings facade from the roadside, and I do believe that it was saved from demolition at some point in its history.

    Unfortunately, it was closed when we walked by. The street outside was also being worked on, so it was hard to get closer due to the roadworks.

    Written 17 January 2019
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