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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  • Definitely worth a visit. This is a typical renaissance style palace, library, basilica, mausoleum and gardens. This is the place where Spain’s royalty are buried in a crypt - it was very special to s...  more »
  • A church of the Gotico Isabelino time. A wonderful exterior architecture, there are so many details that you can't leave anything without seeing. A work of art this church. It's right next to the Prado Museum.
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  • I literally bumped into this church while walking in central Madrid, ( well! You can't miss it ). I really don't mind the visit. Apart from the few minutes of peace and quiet I enjoyed, I could admire the stained glass, its cloister, the several works of art and so much more. I cannot leave out the architecture. Another gem in the beautiful city of Madrid. Really worth visiting.
  • Breathtaking historic church better than some Cathedrals in Europe. Priceless masters on loans from El Prado (round the corner). Daily masses in chapel (12 & 8pm)
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