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Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

C/ Alcala, 83, 28009 Madrid, Spain
914 357 682
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Ranked #76 of 434 attractions in Madrid
Type: Religious Sites
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is one of my favorite churches in Madrid because its architecture is so very different. It is called Neo-Byzantine. The inside of the cupola has a very unique painting. There is a magnificent crucifix of the 19th century too.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Found this place by accident, since it was not in my trip plans and it turned out to be an excellent surprise. One of the most beaufitul churches I've seen in my life, mainly because almost all of the wall art was made with little mosaics, includind the big dome. Photos can't hardly show how awesome it looks like. A... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Church of San Manuel and San Benito has architecture that is quite different from other churches because its architecture is Neo-Byzantine. The church is across the street from the Retiro Park. The façade and interior of the church are very interesting.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just across the street from Retiro park, this little church is a beauty. It has a simple, yet lovely Byzantine-like façade and its interior are beautiful. Most of the people visiting this church were locals, and it's a shame, because tourists too can admire its beauty, inside out.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I always drop by this church when I go to Madrid because it is not too far from the hotel I stay in and I like to admire the church. It is close to the Puerta de Alcala and the Retiro Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Iglesia de San Manuel e Sam Benito was an experience! Go inside and experience the architecture, the 'grootheid van die Heer'.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is located beside the El Retiro Park at Alcala, 83, and is one of the most unusual churches in Madrid. The design is Neo-Byzantine and has the floor plan of the Greek cross. There is a large dome that shows the figures of the Four Evangelists. The dome is located behind the... More

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