Church of San Jose, Madrid

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  • The original church was from 1605, but was rebuilt from scratch in the 18th century (works completed in 1748). The current facade is the one resulting from the changes of 1912: it is presented in Pompeian red, with decorative elements in gray stone, so despite being embedded among the palaces of the Gran Via, it certainly does not go unnoticed. The best part is however inside (preceded by a beautiful porch, , which is presented in the classic Latin cross plant, divided into 3 aisles with transept. The church highlights a rich decoration in the classic Madrid Baroque style. Outside of religious services the church is quite dark (I am referring in particular to the high/ceiling), but fortunately all the chapels (which are the most interesting part) are illuminated. On the main altar is appreciated the sculptural group with the Madonna and Child, while the most beautiful part is the transept sx (in which to admire also the above dome), for the richness of frescoes, paintings, canvases and various friezes. At the end of the sx aisle you will find the wooden crucifix of 1628 of the SS. Christ of Desamparo. Current opening hours from 7a to 12.30pm and 6pm to 8pm, all days.
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  • For those of us who like to stay in the Gran Via area of Madrid and we usually attend Catholic religious offices, the Church of San José is "our" church in that city. For more information, the Church of San José is a Catholic temple located in the central district of Madrid. It is located at 43 Calle de Alcalá, where a former convent was formerly erected. In 1730 the construction of the current church was commissioned. It is a monument of great proportions with a very ornate facade. The works were completed in 1748. It is a baroque church, raised on a Latin cross floor with a central nave and two sides.
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  • Located at the intersection of two major avenues in Madrid Alcata and Gran Via. It is a medium sized church with standard decorations. Impressive but not exceptionally so.
  • One of the most amazing churches I've been to and ive been to over 100
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