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Parroquia Virgen de la Paloma

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Parroquia Virgen de la Paloma

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Plaza Virgen de La Paloma 1, 28005 Madrid Spain
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Puerta de ToledoMadrid Metro3 min
La LatinaMadrid Metro7 min
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Explore Madrid's culture through its tapas and wine on this guided tour, limited to a small group of 12 people for an intimate atmosphere. Exploring alongside a guide allows you to discover Spanish specialties you may never have heard of, such as chickpea stew, salted cod, and obscure local ingredients. Unlike some other tapas tours, all food samples and wine are included. Choose from a lunch or dinner departure time for added flexibility. 
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Lupetta888 wrote a review Aug 2015
Chertsey, United Kingdom62 contributions47 helpful votes
We were lucky to visit Madrid while the celebrations for the Virgen de la Paloma were taking place. The area around La Latina was full of music, as well as food, drinks, and amusement stalls. On 15 Aug the procession was really beautiful, with many locals wearing typical costumes. We have visited Madrid many times and it was nice to discover yet another face of this wonderful city
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Date of experience: August 2015
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BennyMalaga wrote a review Apr 2015
Malaga, Spain89,414 contributions3,516 helpful votes
What is different about this church from other churches in Madrid is that it has a very unusual floor. In the middle of the floor, there is an octagonal structure with a 7 steps leading down, where baptisms by immersion are performed. This is the baptismal font
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Date of experience: April 2015
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BennyMalaga wrote a review Mar 2012
Malaga, Spain89,414 contributions3,516 helpful votes
When you enter this church you can see that it is very different from other churches. What is very different about this church is that in the middle of the floor, there is an octagonal structure with a 7 steps leading down, where baptisms by immersion are performed. This is the baptismal font. The middle of the octagonal structure forms a cross. Apparently the first Christian churches were constructed this way. The chairs of the church are arranged around the main altar (which is a large table) and the baptismal font. The Church of the Virgen de la Paloma was inaugurated in 1912 by King Alfonso XIII and his wife Victoria Eugenia. The parish priest Ceferino Vahillo Felipe had the initiative to get the church constructed, and its architects were Lorenzo Alvarez Capra and Dimas Rodriguez Izquierdo. The style of the church is Mudejar, with Gothic elements. The ground plan follows the Latin Cross. The stained glass windows have the coat of arms of the donors and there are five donated by the King behind the main altar. The church was reconstructed in 1978 by the architect Antonio Abalos Culebras, following the new dictates of the Second Vatican Council. The image of the Virgin is found in a small painting, which dates to 1791. Apparently it was found by boys playing in the area where the church is located.
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Date of experience: December 2011
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