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St. Jerome the Royal (San Jeronimo el Real)

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Address: Calle Moreto 4, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 420 3078
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Description: Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.

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Gorgeous church in beautiful area

This is a beautiful church just behind the Prado museum. The area itself is absolutely stunningly beautiful. A beautiful green oasis in Madrid. Apartments in this area must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful church just behind the Prado museum. The area itself is absolutely stunningly beautiful. A beautiful green oasis in Madrid. Apartments in this area must cost a mint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As I said on the top line title, this church it's placed right in front of the famous Prado museum, the church itself is stunning just by judging fron the splendid facade, less interesting the iside despite all Madrid has planty of wonderful churches. A quick visit is well worth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is right above the main entrance to the Prado and is worth a walk up the stairs to see it. The interior is clean and pleasant. If this is early in your trip, you'll be in awe of the Spanish Gothic/Baroque cathedrals. After you've seen about eight of them, they all tend to blend together--not a complaint at all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On approach the lovely façade with the attractive stonework was outstanding against the blue sky. The interior is delightful. The spacious nave leads to the main altar over which is a grand painting. Nearby is a fine triptych. Numerous other works of art are present. The stained glass windows are gorgeous, alight in the bright sunshine. The patterned ceiling is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a nice Catholic church behind the Prado. Fairly typical - I didn't find it particularly see special. Doesn't compare to the Seville or Toledo though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Church of San Jeronimo el Real is one of the most beautiful churches of Madrid and my wife and I always visit it after seeing the next door Prado Museum. There are many things to see in this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I chanced across St Jerome the Royal church by accident as I was waiting to visit The Prado in Madrid (there was a long queue as I was visiting The Prado on a Monday evening when the museum is free!) and St Jerome the Royal is next to the museum on a hill. Once inside I was awed by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

After seeing the Prado Museum, my wife and I visited the San Jeronimo Church. This church has beautiful architecture and is quite elegant. Many times in the past we have seen society weddings here where the high society of Madrid likes to be married.

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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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Address: Address: Calle Moreto 4, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 420 3078
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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