Parroquia Jesus de Medinaceli, Madrid

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View a historically significant 17th-century statue of Jesus at Parroquia Jesus de Medinaceli, a Baroque-style Catholic church. Enter the elegant cathedral and climb the stairs to view the statue, created by artists in the School of Sevilla and originally transported to a Spanish fortress in Morocco. The piece was then captured by the Moors, ransomed by Trinitarian monks, and delivered to the church in 1682, where people now go to pray to its image. Many kiss the statue's feet after praying (and an employee dutifully wipes the surface after each kiss). Before you head to Madrid, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Madrid trip itinerary planning tool , to make sure you see all that Madrid has to offer, including Parroquia Jesus de Medinaceli.
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  • They couldn't make it higher because you couldn't.... Anyway.... If you have devotion you can visit it without having to pay entry....
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  • The church is modern (XX century), with a particular plant, being composed of 4 aisles and a transept only left. In any case, the stained glass windows, placed in the aforementioned transept, in the side walls and in counter-facade (on which there are also 2 large organ crates) are appreciable. But the most interesting aspect is the life-size statue of the Christ of Medinaceli: wooden work of the seventeenth century, portrays an excellent homo with an intense and highly expressive look, thick and long hair, arms crossed on the chest and dressed in a tunic purple with gold inserts. The statue is located on a balcony placed in the presbytery, which is accessed by a staircase from the transept sx. Surely any tourist will appreciate the exceptional beauty of this Christ, and here you have to stop my assessment, necessarily tourist; if you are believers, however, this Christ assumes a great other value, not to mention the Spaniards and especially the Madridians, for which this statue is loved and the object of great devotion (reproductions of this statue/image you will find many around the city); many faithful will find them in this church especially on Fridays, not to mention the spectacular procession that takes place on Good Friday. If you want to know in detail the miraculous history of this Christ, just take a ride in the "network". The church is open on A-Fri 7s to 1.30pm and 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays from 8.30am to 1.30pm and 5pm to 9pm, Sundays 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm, while Fridays are extended: from 6.30am to 11pm (keep in mind , if you want to make a sightseeing visit on Fridays, of the large SS. Masses that are there on this day: at 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20).
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  • I chose this particular church for the Vigil on a Saturday evening I had never been to Madrid, so this was my first encounter with a Catholic Church in the capital. I loved everything about the church, but I was especially struck by the immense devotion of the parishioners for the statue of Jesus high up behind the altar! Very impressive was the number if volunteers present. I was also pleased when the priest welcomed all tourists. He made us feel so at home!! Thank you
  • I came into the church almost by accident and ended up in a line to see the altar very much by accident. I'm glad to have seen it even if I wasn't sure what I was seeing.
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