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Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

Address: C/ Alcala, 83, 28009 Madrid, Spain (Barrio de Salamanca)
Phone Number: 914 357 682
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Ranked #147 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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