Capilla del Obispo, Madrid

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  • July 5, 2017
    La Capilla del Obispo in beautiful square Pay is part of the complex of St. Andrew which comprises 3 buildings United but with separate entrances: the Church of St. Andrea Renaissance but with magnificent baroque dome, the baroque chapel of San Isidro and the chapel of the Obispo (Bishop) in pure Renaissance style. The Church is used by the Congregation of Poverelle and only open or for guided tours or for mass. You can visit it freely before or better after mass. (not easy-we walked past it several times before it opened) Inside there are only 2 pieces but both wonderful: the magnificent reredos behind the altar and the huge Cenotaph in Alabaster relief of Bishop Vargas occupying the entire right wall. A piece that the Prado would become one of the major attractions.
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  • May 13, 2017
    It is a small chapel of the late Gothic and that retains this style, columns with their ramrods and the dome with vault. The altarpiece is Baroque same as Alabaster sculptures. It has a very large flattened arch. On Saturday, from 12 to 13.30 you can visit.
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  • March 20, 2017
    To be burned the Church of St Andrew in 1936, the parish moved to this Chapel, as still seen in the inscription on the entrance arch. After 40 years closed by works and rehabilitation, the chapel can be visited again. The Colegio Santa Barbara, attached to the Chapel, repeats the decoration of the facade, but it is a building of the 20th century, which occupies the site of the former Palace of the Vargas, one of the main families of Madrid, Lords of San Isidro and to which belonged to the Bishop of Plasencia, Gutierre de Vargas y Carvajal, promoter of the Chapel built by his father Francisco de Vargas and Medina, who also built the Palace of Vargas in the entrance of the Casa de Campo, sold to Felipe II in 1562, one year after this moved the capital of Spain to Madrid. To see the dimensions and orientation with respect to the Church of San Andrés, which was terraced, recommend Google Maps mode 'Land'. The chapel's interior can also be see with Street View to appreciate the altarpiece and the cenotaphs of the Bishop, his father and his mother, made in Alabaster, but nothing compared with a guided tour.
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