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Hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida (Ermita de San Antonio)

Paseo de la Florida, 5, Madrid, Spain
91-542-07-22
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91%
Ranked #18 of 551 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A very small church with beautiful frescoes painted by Goya. Mirrors are on stands angles at the ceiling for better viewing. There is a little gift shop/checking in where you can buy a book about it in either Spanish or English for only $1 euro. Best deal in all of the city.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A lovely small church where the frescos say it all. This church is just big enough to allow a close look at the beauty of Goya's frescos; the addition of mirrors to better look at the frescos without having to strain the neck, is a wonderful thing. The Ermita is not too far from the Royal Palace and on the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is not very big you it won´t take you a long time. The most important things there are some painting from Goya, so if you want to have a complete idea how Madrid is, go and visit the place. I also want to tell you that in June is celebrated the holiday for S. Antonio and lots of young... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Francisco de Goya's trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) is incredible! He was given artistic freedom in this commission and he used it to ehe extreme. The paintings are inside the cupola, so they have conveniently placed mirrors so you can admire them without getting a stiff neck. Next door is an exact replica of this tiny church which is in... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a little church, nothing extra from the outside. But inside is a real gem. Goyas frescos are different. Small space,but a lot for goggling. Opened Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 - 20:00.Entrance is free. No problem with parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The interior of this little chapel was exquisite. The walls and ceilings were all painted by Goya and the painter's tomb is within its walls as well. If you are an art fan, you have to go here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The frescos that adorn the ceiliing of this chapel might be Goya's masterpiece but it isn't all that impressive and they won't allow you to take photos either. Goya is buried here too. So one for his fans I suppose.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is wonderful to see Goya entombed within his masterpiece! This small church was frescoed by Goya in a few days over six months in 1798. In many ways this work forms a transition between Goya the bright observer of everyday life and playing children and the dark dispirited person whose hopefulness about humanity seemed to be broken by the... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to this church for a few reasons. It was a pleasure to see Goya's frescoes illustrating the miracles of Saint Anthony de Padua through the mirrors that are strategically placed for easy viewing. Also, it was very quiet when I was there - there were only four of us in the small church, which also houses... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice historic place and the area has a lot of others places to visit. Better to walk the area than in a car.

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