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Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

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Address: C/ Alcala, 83, 28009 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 914 357 682

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A Unique Church

I love the Neo-Byzantine architecture of this church which makes it very unique. Every time my wife and I pass it we always enter the church to see it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I love the Neo-Byzantine architecture of this church which makes it very unique. Every time my wife and I pass it we always enter the church to see it.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

San Manuel and San Benito church, easily accessible being located close to the Parque del Retiro, and a few dozen meters from the gate Puerta Alcala along the same Calle Alcala. Interesting architecture, in short, the most striking thing is undoubtedly the high bell tower and the dome. Definitely to visit.  

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is the only church in Madrid with Neo-Byzantine architecture. This gives the church an originality that other churches do not have. I especially like the stained glass windows and the mosaics that adorn the interior of this building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This church is so beautiful, and has such lovely acoustics, that I am going back to conduct a choral concert on Tues 29 October, 20.30.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This church is in calle Alcala, across Parque del Retiro, close to the Puerta de Alcala. Worth seeing, bizantine style, newly spruced up. Absolutely delightful.

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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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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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Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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