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St. Jerome the Royal (San Jeronimo el Real)

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Address: Calle Moreto 4, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 420 3078
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Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.

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Beautiful gem of a church

I visited here during a wedding function. The church has fascinating eloquent architecture. Although not a must for Madrid, if you have a spare 15 minutes free and your nearby the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Shawn B
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually love going to cathedrals but this one actually didn't live up to the hype for me. I was very excited to go & my friend and I had just walked through El Retiro so I welcomed a stop. It wasn't the most beautiful cathedral inside. The outside was amazing though, I'll give it that. It's also free so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church is nice but nothing over the top. It looks much bigger than it is probably since you have to ascend many stairs to enter. Entrance is free so it is worth a look around.

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Thank Diane K
Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Whenever my wife and I visit the Prado, after that we usually go to visit the San Jeronimo el Real Church, which is across the street from the museum. This is a very elegant church and this is where the high society of Madrid gets married.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited here during a wedding function. The church has fascinating eloquent architecture. Although not a must for Madrid, if you have a spare 15 minutes free and your nearby the park or museum, I'd recommend to drop in.

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Thank Shawn B
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A gem of a small church found whilst walking to El Riterio Park. Worth a ten minute peruse, beautiful stain glass and exterior stonework.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, old church that overlooks the Prado Museum. It has an extensive involvement with the royal houses of Spain, and therefore I was surprised at how small it really is. Don't miss the side chapels, most of which have paintings on loan from the Prado. There is a lovely sense of history and peace in this church.... More 

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Thank WhyNotLeaveHome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This church was quite a surprise for us as we were walking along the Prado Museum. We went in and a mass was ongoing at that stage. It was beautiful inside; bight and airy.Very solemn despite its proximity to a museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Just walking by ....and switching on tripadvisor, had a quick wall around and inside the church. Very close to Prado entrance and absolutely worth visiting. Sober and elegant ! Opening hours on pic.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Outside looks stunning and the architecture is interesting but after joining 2 different queques -one to buy the ticket and one to gain entrance - we really had got rather tired of the whole place! And this was end of October so I hate to think what it would be like in the peak season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

What an incredibly beautiful church! We stumbled upon this church when exiting the Prado museum, and I am so grateful we did! A wedding took place during our visit which prevented us from actually touring the church, but the visual experience it provided was well worth it. We got some great pictures. If you're traveling with others, keep this little... More 

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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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