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San Jeronimo el Real

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Paseo del Prado
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Address: Calle Moreto 4, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 420 3078

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

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Beautiful church

THis is visible from the entrance to the Prado museum. Stunning looking church which we never got round to going into. Lots of other things to do!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

THis is visible from the entrance to the Prado museum. Stunning looking church which we never got round to going into. Lots of other things to do!

Thank SteveS1970
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent looking church inside and outside and it is located next to the Prado art Museum in Madrid city centre. Best metro station is Banco de Espana. If you are visiting the Prado then this is in an elevated position just up from the art museum. Free entrance.

Thank ray r
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located just behind the Prado Museum, San Jeronimo is a classic church fit for royalty. Inside and out, it is filled with decoration.

Thank Les L
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Just due east of the Prado is a majestic Roman Catholic church in white. The exterior of the church is decorated in Gothic style and the interior is well lit with a high reaching roof. Arriving earlier in the morning allowed a more solemn experience as there were fewer visitors. A great location for a picture depending on the time... More 

Thank JDSoui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The church is located on a hill behind the Prado museum and it is where high society weddings take place in Madrid. We did not get inside but the façade of the church is quite elegant and beautiful.

Thank greekcypriot2009
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

i like it from the outside and i love the green fields right next to it. i also visited the inside, but i prefer a view from outside especially in a sunny day. very close to Prado museum, you can not miss it.

Thank swarthofole
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

St. Jerome the Royal is a Roman Catholic church from the early 16thC that has undergone numerous remodelings and restorations over time. For a long time it served as a de facto cathedral. It is slightly uphill from the Prado - it's not that special internally but still well worth a visit.

Thank MrMadmagpie
Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

After visiting the Prado, we went to see the Church of San Jeronimo el Real, which is just up the hill. This is a beautiful church and the site of high society weddings. The interior is very beautiful.

Thank BennyMalaga
Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Close to the fountain of Neptune, one will find this impressive classic church, hidden between the trees.

Thank Joop V
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

The San Jeronimo el Real church is just beautiful. An absolutely superb building set back just a little bit from Retiro park. The church adorns a hilltop giving it a very prominent presence when in the area looking down on and around the Prado museum. Unfortunately I didn't enter but have been advised to on a future visit!

Thank Tom J

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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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