Church of San Isidro, Madrid

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Grand, ornate, and elegant, Church of San Isidro represents a 17th-century Baroque church erected in recognition of the patron saint of Madrid Isidore the Laborer and his wife Santa Maria de la Cabeza. A collaboration of sorts, the temple represents the work of architect Pedro Sánchez, who began working on the church in 1620 under the Jesuit Order. The temple later came under the patronage of Saint Isidro, which prompted a renovation of the interior, including a chancel, high altar, and rich decoration. In 1936 the structure fell victim to fire during the Spanish Civil War, after which the temple underwent two decades of restoration, with the addition of a new facade designed by architect Javier Barroso. Many of the relics have since been recreated through replicas. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Church of San Isidro and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Madrid is justifiably famous for its innumerable and beautiful churches and Church Of San Isidro is just one of many we admired in this most beautiful of city's. A beautiful church constructed in the ...  more »
  • On my little old town tour, of course, no church could be missing....... The church of San Isidro dates back to the 17th century and is a parade for a sumptuously decorated baroque church. It has a special significance for the Madrilenians, because it is home to the remains of the city's patron saint, San Isidro. Those who are in Madrid in mid-May must not miss the Fiesta de San Isidro, where processions to this church take place. Otherwise: An interior tour of the church can be recommended in any case.
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  • One touristic hotspot. Nice square but not really my thing
  • What else but 5 stars. How could you give it any less.
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