Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito, Madrid

Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,067 contributions
Sep 2020
This is an impressive church close to El Retiro Park. It is a Neo-Byzentine temple. The church was inaugurated in 1911 thanks to the generous donation of a Catalan family
The most beautiful thing is the dome and the marble altar.
Mass is celebrated at 8.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. during the weekdays.
Written September 23, 2020
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
I always stay at the Barrio Salamanca when I visit Madrid with my wife. The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is a must see for us because we find it very beautiful and it is very walkable from our hotel. We like to say a little prayer in this church.
Written May 8, 2017
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Rui P
Lisbon, Portugal185 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
Found this place by accident, since it was not in my trip plans and it turned out to be an excellent surprise. One of the most beaufitul churches I've seen in my life, mainly because almost all of the wall art was made with little mosaics, includind the big dome. Photos can't hardly show how awesome it looks like. A must-visit in Madrid.
Written December 31, 2013
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es-travler
Oviedo, Spain2,737 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Beautiful church, have a look inside, on the edge of the park ‘El buen Retiro’ and the ‘Barrio Salamanca’.
Written November 27, 2017
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada6,367 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is a beautiful building! Arab influences, it looks like a mosque.
The church was closed, wasn't in my plan, I was on my way to the Retiro Park when I saw it, but it is an amazing structure.Must stop and see it !
Written October 1, 2017
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madrilena000
Madrid, Spain213 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The church it's in a great location, near retiro! The architecture of the church it's really nice, bizantine style! You must walk in and admire the art work, the decoration of the walls and the dome!
Written August 21, 2017
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,188 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Right beside Parque de El Retiro this church is spectacular with it's cream tower and orange red dome. Looking good and some greenery aswell. It's right next to Retiro tube.
Written July 30, 2017
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Bradley T
indy5,789 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
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 blue mosaics with red and gold accents. I don't know what style it is, it's not art nouveau or art deco but it's definitely modern in color. As other's have noted it has a modern byzantine feel.

To think we would have missed this if we had exited the park anywhere else. Had we know this was here we would have made a point and the time to see it.
Written November 8, 2015
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,050 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
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 ceremony was about to begin and we only got a glimpse inside, particularly of the mosaic decorated dome. One positive to come out of the visit was that we were able to witness how the Spanish can celebrate a marriage, how stylish they dressed, a happy vision to complete our day sightseeing in Madrid.
Written June 24, 2015
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
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.
 
Written February 12, 2015
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