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San Jeronimo el Real

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Address: Calle Moreto 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 914 20 30 78

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

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We did not actually enter the building as there was a wedding taking place but the view from outside and from a distance were beautiful. Hope to step foot inside next time!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Connor B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not actually enter the building as there was a wedding taking place but the view from outside and from a distance were beautiful. Hope to step foot inside next time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely church to walk through and admire the architecture and arts. As previous TA reviewers mention, it's worth a brief stop if you are going to the Museo Prado as it is just a few steps up. For 1 euro, you may listen to a recording about the history of this church; the headsets are near the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The age of this church merits that you pay it a quick visit on your way out of the Prado. You've already seen its former cloister in the Prado itself, and perhaps you can begin to imagine the monastery that surrounded it, built by a Catholic order of contemplative and ascetic monks who, by the way, were very tied to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This church sits on a high ground overlooking the Prado Museum. The exterior is beautiful with steep steps leading to the entrance. The interior is rather dark when I visited. Magnificent architecture. Free admission when the church is open. It looks better in the afternoon because of the sun position. Fantastic against a deep blue sky.

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Marathon, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

After you finish your visit to the Prado, it will take only fine minutes to visit "San Jeronimo el Real". It is a nice church built in the 16th century. It has been used by the Royal families of Spain on many occasions, the first most important being the inauguration of Philip II as King of Spain in the 16th... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Walk through the doors of this little church before or after you visit prado and you can't go wrong. It's quaint for its size and I couldn't help admit the roof and its understated arches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I didn't plan to visit this church, but it really stands out and you can't but pop in if you are somewhere near the Prado Museum. It was not as crowded as I thought it would be (it was abt 5 PM) and you can spend some time there cause the interior is just superb.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 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.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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

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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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