Religious Sites in Madrid

Religious Sites in Madrid, Spain

Religious Sites in Madrid

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  • Gregory P
    Greenwood, United States5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly beautiful with paintings depicting life of St. Francis and the Order of Friars Minor. Convenient walking distance to Plaza Royal and good eating places.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • TorontoMusicman
    Toronto1,153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small unremarkable church on the outside. Inside beautiful frescoes done by Goya. Goya is also buried here. A twin church next door was built for worship leaving the original just for the enjoyment of the paintings
    Written November 14, 2023
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  • Kavya G
    Washington DC, DC6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful cathedral right outside of Retiro metro stations. You can walk right in no matter what religion or race you are. The Sunday mass was about 45 min to 1 hour. It was in Spanish but it was still serene to hear as a non Spanish speaker. This is definitely a must see.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another beautiful church in the heart of Madrid, not far from the Plaza Mayor. Built in the early 1700s, this church has a convex façade which is rare for Spain. Opulently decorated inside, this is one of Madrid’s most impressive churches, a fine example of Spanish Baroque. The famous Classical composer Luigi Bocherini was buried here until 1927 when his remains were repatriated to his native Italy. Bear in mind siesta hours when visiting: Mon-Sat 9:45am-1pm/6pm-9:15pm, slightly different in summer, and Sundays and holidays.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,581 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the Iglesia de Santa Bárbara, or Church of Santa Barbara when a lavish wedding was in progress.

    It has large courtyard that houses the entrance and impressivive stairs for the bride to walk up upon entering the church. It has a triple portico.

    It was was founded in 1748 and built in the Baroque-Rococo style.

    The monastery here was founded as a boarding school , but it was subsequently readapted for use as a courthouse and is now the site of the Spanish Supreme Court.

    The church portion of the complex is home to the Catholic parish of Iglesia de Santa Bárbara.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iglesia de San Anton must be unique. It must be the only place on earth which does what it preaches. It is not huge or fancy. However the things the people in this church do are just amazing. They actually go out of their way to help those who are unfortunate and homeless. They provide a roof over their head and food to eat. The church building is a refuge for all those who need it. There are even television screens for people to watch, like the football world Cup! The church keeps the bones of Saint Valentine, the third-century Italian bishop considered the father of romance and love. This church deserves a visit and much more from those who can afford it.
    Written June 26, 2019
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a basilica dedicated to Mary. It is located in the Salamanca neighborhood. The church has a beautiful altar, and the interior is just amazing. The style is Neogothic, very similar to other churches built at the beginning of the 20th century.
    Written September 15, 2020
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  • YO_LOOK_AT_ME
    San Antonio, TX2,911 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While venturing around Madrid, we happened upon this church. As I love to visit any and all places of faith in Europe, this church was unique in its own right. The architecture, relics, stained glass windows, etc., just make this an inviting place to visit and relax a bit away from the daily hustle and bustle.
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • Malgorzata
    12,113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of Madrid's many gems. It is the small chapel from the 16th century is part of the church complex of San Andres, although the entrance is separate and is at the rear of the church. The chapel is beautiful. The precious altar of the chapel are made of alabaster. To visit without a doubt. I recommend this visit.
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • Michael K
    London, UK547 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This 17th century monastery still has a community of nuns but is looked after by the Patrimonio Nacional. It is an Augustinian convent founded 1611 by Margaret of Austria, wife of Felipe III. We had booked for the 11 am guided tour. It was very detailed, but entirely in Spanish, so we didn’t understand a word of it. We spent a lot of time at the start looking at paintings, mainly of 17th century nobility and clerics – goodness knows who! (no guide book in English was available). We were able to go “round the back” to see the nuns’ chapel, at right angles to the church behind a grille, so that they cannot be seen from the nave but can see the altar. Thence into the reliquary chamber, a very ornate room, ceiling by Cartucho, stuffed with containers with parts from miscellaneous saints, including St Pantaleon. It is claimed that his dried blood liquefies on July 27th, the anniversary of his death. To those who like this sort of thing, the tour will be very appealing.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Malgorzata
    12,113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old church in Madrid. It is one of the oldest parishes in Madrid, its construction dates back to the 12th century. Its belfry is in the Mudejar style. The church has undergone many renovations in its history. Its main entrance has an 18th-century portal with the image of St. Nicholas. Inside, you can see a beautiful 15th-century wooden ceiling.
    Written July 30, 2021
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  • Raa
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK3,258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church really does stand out on the street with its fabulous bright red colour. You can appreciate the buildings facade from the roadside, and I do believe that it was saved from demolition at some point in its history.

    Unfortunately, it was closed when we walked by. The street outside was also being worked on, so it was hard to get closer due to the roadworks.

    Written January 17, 2019
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,131 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice chapel in Chueca neighborhood, Madrid. It was opened to the public in 1911 to adore the Blessed Sacrament. It is opened 24 hours a day for those who want to pray in front of the sacred host.
    Written June 6, 2021
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  • PTCtravelerJO
    Atlanta, GA84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This historic convent is just full of amazing artwork, tapestries and murals; most dating back to the 1600s. It was fascinating to walk through the parts of the convent open to the public and to learn that it is an active convent.
    The tours are limited to an hour with a guide and advanced reservations are almost mandatory if you have limited days in Madrid.
    I wish that the tours were longer and at a slower pace. There is so much art to see, and so much information to try to absorb. I wanted to stop in each room and take in all there was to see - but we kept moving! I am glad we were able to visit!
    Written July 4, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We like visiting church buildings, not for religious reasons, but purely from an aesthetic point of view. And so it was with Iglesia de San Andres. We stumbled across it and went in. Looks rather interesting. It's quite different from many other church buildings and it has a certain appeal, considering its unusual architectural looks. It's much nicer inside than nit is outside. Worth checking out if you are around the area.
    Written July 4, 2019
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