San Jeronimo el Real, Madrid

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San Jeronimo el Real is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church used historically for royal ceremonies, where Madrid’s elite still holds their weddings. The church's facade is intricately decorated in a neo-Gothic style. Inside, you will find Juan Pascual de Mena’s 18th-century painting Cristo de la Buena Muerte, sculptures by Benlliure, and paintings by Vincenzo Carducci and José Méndez. You will also see neo-Gothic lamps and elaborate stained-glass windows. Flash-free photography is permitted inside the church, so you can photograph the gilded altar and interior decorations. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Jeronimo el Real and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Church located just behind the Prado Museum. Beautiful facade and rather bare interior. Quick free visit after visit to the museum.
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  • The church building narrowly escaped after the death of the monastery, which was founded in the medieval era. The monastery complex was destroyed during the French invasion. After the invaders were expelled, the church was only restored, and the other buildings remained under the rubble. The restoration process was very successful, so the church began to look worse than ever before.
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  • A beautiful church next to the Royal library of Spain. A local person told me that the Royal family is being married in this church. Not sure if it is true but judging by the gold and preservation of the church I could believe it. It is a site that someone should visit when in Madrid. It is in walking distance from the center with Prado museum next to it. Highly recommended.
  • Next door to the Prado is this lovely church. The facade is really beautiful and the inside is as well. If you enjoy touring cathedrals as much as I do, make sure to take a few moments to appreciated this lovely church.
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