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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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Ranked #20 of 515 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Compared to all of the cathedrals you visit in Europe this small chapel is a breath of fresh air. The frescos were painted by Goya and he is buried here. The size of the chapel means that you can walk in, sit down and just enjoy the exquisite paintings. As a bonus the chapel was very empty, free of charge... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Goya paintings are oustanding because you can almost touch them, feel his portrals. He was so outstanding.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Fantastic place. All completed by Goya. To preserve this beautiful place they built an exact copy right beside it. And it is free!. Make it ur business to go here.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a lovely little church with frescoes by Goya and also his tomb. I walked from Principe Pio and got a bus back into town. There looked like a very good and popular restaurant nearby, Casa Mingo.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The crypt of Francisco Goya is in the chapel and he also painted the ceiling. Like many other crypts, photos are prohibited. the chapel is small and doesn't take long to visit. I'm glad i saw it, but once is enough.

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This little tiny chuch has some great Goya frescos and they make it easy to see them with strategically placed mirrors. It is free and I was the only person there on a Thursday morning!

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