Church of San Ginés, Madrid

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The church of San Ginés in Madrid, is one of the oldest churches in that city. It is situated on the Calle Arenal. References to it appear in documents dating from the ninth century. Originally built in Mudéjar style, it was rebuilt in 1645.HistoryThe church was one of the churches of the medieval Madrid, of Mozarab origin, from between the 12th and 13th centuries, and its name comes from the fact that it was dedicated to the patron saint of notaries and secretaries, Saint Genesius of Arles (San Ginés de Arlés).It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1982.DescriptionThe church is preceded by an atrium enclosed by railings. It has a Latin cross plan, with a nave and two aisles separated by semicircular arches and several side chapels and the altarpieces belong to the Neoclassical-Romantic school. It was, however, totally reconstructed after suffering several fires, so few remnants of the original church, such as the bell-tower, remain. In 1870, the loggia and atrium facing the Calle Arenal were added.In the Santísimo Cristo Chapel there are artworks by Alonso Cano, Luca Giordano and el Greco.In fact, the painting by El Greco is not to be found in the chapel of the Santísimo, it is situated in the main church but covered by wood and it is only on display on Saturdays from 11.30 am to noon.
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  • This church is somewhat inferior to other temples in the Spanish capital in terms of greatness, but it certainly wins nobility, because it was built in the twelfth century. However, the old building did not survive to the present day, because it collapsed more than three centuries after its establishment, but in its place another building was built, inherited traditions. Work on the establishment of a new church continued for a decade and a half, but even after the consecration of the church, the interiors were periodically updated. Several fires also played a role in changing the church's appearance, so there is no left of antiquity.
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  • This church is set amongst the many shopping walkways of Madrid. It has a new contempary look with it's modern brickwork, dome and steeple. Inside it has a wonderful large altar with many paintings ad...  more »
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  • Small church, beautifully illuminated on the outside.
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