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St. Jerome the Royal (San Jeronimo el Real)

#110 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
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Address: Calle Moreto 4, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 420 3078
Description: Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.

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Beautiful Church

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Staying in 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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