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St. Jerome the Royal (San Jeronimo el Real)

Calle Moreto 4, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
91 420 3078
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Ranked #88 of 524 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Church of San Jeronimo El Real  The Church of San Jeronimo El Real is located in Calle Moreto, 4, behind the Prado Museum. This church was part of... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I was incredibly lucky that this church was open when I walked past (right after Mass). This allowed me to pop in and see the exquisite interior. I didn't linger long as there were still people praying...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Near the Museo del Prado at Calle Moreto, we saw a magnificent church called San Jeronimo el Real. It is a Roman Catholic church founded in 1503 as a monastery. It was built in Gothic style, but over the years is has undergone a series of restorations and changes, so that it is now a mixture of different styles. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Just next to the Prado museum, it may worth to take some pictures from outside, but nothing special inside, free entrance though.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very close to the Prado museum. If you visit in the late afternoon then the sun will be in the perfect position for photos.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the church just before going into The Prado Museum. Its a delightful little church, very peaceful with some beautiful features and art. It won't take too long to see it but its most certainly worth a stop.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are on your way to the Prado museum, consider taking 20 minutes to visit this place, you will not regret it.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Truly a great church to stop by. Has fantastic religious art from Prado on display as well. The volunteers and staff are kind and humble, and it's a welcome despite from the busy bustle of the square, park and museums.

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London, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I visited the church of San Jeronimo el Real (St Jerome the Royal) as part of my 8 full-day visit to Madrid and enjoyed it a bit; unfortunately, only 1 of the churches I viewed in Madrid really 'grabbed me (Iglesia de San Antonio de los Alemanes), and for me this church was one of the many other 'also rans'... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice architecture as seen from the outside and inside. Gold artifacts including an altar, and a very beauiful painting can be seen. I'm not a catholic but I really recommend visiting it :P

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Church of San Jeronimo is on top of the hill by the Prado Museum and we always visit it after visiting the Prado. The façade of the church is quite elegant and beautiful. The interior is very good and elegant also and this is where society weddings of Madrid's elite take place.

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