Basilica de San Miguel, Madrid

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Basilica de San Miguel, a mid-18th century Roman Catholic church, serves as both an important architectural site and significant place of worship. A National Artistic Monument, its striking convex facade is rare in Spain and features statues of charity, faith, hope, and fortitude alongside a panel depicting the martyrdom of the children Justo and Pastor. Enter inside to discover the richly decorated interior, home to bright gilding, painted ceilings, wood sculptures, and a large organ. The holy children can be spotted again in a fresco from 1745, this time depicting their apotheosis. Take a look at our Madrid holiday planner to schedule your visit to Basilica de San Miguel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Walk through the Madrid de los Austrias affords you small discoveries like this basilica semi-circular façade rises opposite the statue of cambronero commissioned built by Isabel de farnesio its interior is decorated with frescoes in the domes in the purest style Italian
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  • The Pontifical Basilica of San Miguel is one of the most interesting churches of Madrid, with a few temples in the artistic category. It is a creation of the best Italian baroque of the 18th century.
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  • Not that much to see. Under the supervision of Opus Dei. For music lovers, there is a link between the church, Boccherini and Benito Mussolini.  more »

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