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Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

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Address: Calle Alcala 83, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 914 357 682
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Metro: Retiro All for the glory of God! Beautiful! Inside, It was all mosaic tiles- it was glittering. Dome-shaped and had Arabic influences. My camera couldnt quite capture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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laguna, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Metro: Retiro All for the glory of God! Beautiful! Inside, It was all mosaic tiles- it was glittering. Dome-shaped and had Arabic influences. My camera couldnt quite capture its magnificence.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The architecture of the Church of San Manuel and San Benito is very unusual in Madrid and is Neo-Byzantine, a modernist creation. My wife and I always enter this church to pray, since we always walk in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

The church of San Manuel and San Benito is a charming church that will happily give you something to admire. The entrance is free so gives the opportunity to explore as well if you have the time.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I love the architecture of this church. It is Neo-Byzantine architecture, which makes it very unique in Madrid. We went at twilight and saw the beautiful nativity scene (belen) that was installed on the right side of the church.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This church is worth a visit, small but beautiful with a great time work specially in its dome. Entrance is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This church is close to the sites but easy to miss. It's just north of Retiro park and 2 short blocks east of Puerta de Alcalá. We make it a habit to step inside every church with an unlocked door. We are rarely, if ever, disappointed, This time we were richly rewarded. This large domed church is full of beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Iglesia de San Manuel and San Benito is a new church considering the history of Madrid, it was only constructed in the beginning of the 20th century. Approaching it from the Retiro Park it is a very striking church constructed in stone and white marble with a red copper dome. Unfortunately on the afternoon of our planned visit a wedding... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I love the Neo-Byzantine architecture of this church which makes it very unique. Every time my wife and I pass it we always enter the church to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

San Manuel and San Benito church, easily accessible being located close to the Parque del Retiro, and a few dozen meters from the gate Puerta Alcala along the same Calle Alcala. Interesting architecture, in short, the most striking thing is undoubtedly the high bell tower and the dome. Definitely to visit.  

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is the only church in Madrid with Neo-Byzantine architecture. This gives the church an originality that other churches do not have. I especially like the stained glass windows and the mosaics that adorn the interior of this building.

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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