Iglesia de San Sebastian, Madrid

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The Saint Sebastian Church or Iglesia de San Sebastián is a 16th-century church in central Madrid, Spain. It is located on Atocha street, #39. The name arises from a devotional chapel (ermita) which was found along the route to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Atocha, founded in 1541. The first architect around 1550 was Antonio Sillero, who also finished the Chapel of the Sagrado Corazón. This church like that of San Luis conserved for years the rights of asylum for those escaping official persecution. More chapels and enlargements were added by Antonio de la Tijera, Juan de Bulga Valdelastras, and Juan de Obregón between 1595 and 1598. The tower was built in 1612 by Lucas Hernández. During the Spanish Civil War, the church was sacked by Republican forces, before it ended up being almost destroyed during a bombing raid by the Nationalists around November 20, 1936. This caused many of the works to be transferred to other sites. For example, the icon of San Blas was moved to the convent of San Jerónimo el Real). The church was rebuilt in a different orientation by Francisco Íñiguez Almech between 1943 and 1959. In 1969, it was declared a "Bien de Interés Cultural" in the category of monument.
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  • This church located in the C / Atocha, in the Barrio de Las Letras, is one of the important churches due to its situation. It is declared of cultural interest, and in it have been carried out baptisms, weddings and burials, of many well-known characters. Lope de Vega is buried there. The burials of Lope de Vega, Cervantes and Espronceda were held. It's an interesting church.
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  • It dates back to 1969 and its dome is characteristic and very manicured. Outside as seen in the photos that attach there is a gate that from access (It is closed to the public though) to the Chapel of Our Lady of Bethlehem or the architects . Many distinguished architects of the time are buried here
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  • Very nice location!
  • Beautiful Church.
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