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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
Description: Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.

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Long traditions of Royal ceremonies

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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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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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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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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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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