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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 #83 of 457 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Enjoyed our trip to El Escoril and thanks to Mariesol for taking us. The Royal Palace now a Monastery was full of history, I particularly liked the fact that a King who wanted to die in the monastery put his bed right beside the altar......food for thought.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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Almere, The Netherlands
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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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