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Church of San Isidro, Madrid

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Grand, ornate, and elegant, Church of San Isidro represents a 17th-century Baroque church erected in recognition of the patron saint of Madrid Isidore the Laborer and his wife Santa Maria de la Cabeza. A collaboration of sorts, the temple represents the work of architect Pedro Sánchez, who began working on the church in 1620 under the Jesuit Order. The temple later came under the patronage of Saint Isidro, which prompted a renovation of the interior, including a chancel, high altar, and rich decoration. In 1936 the structure fell victim to fire during the Spanish Civil War, after which the temple underwent two decades of restoration, with the addition of a new facade designed by architect Javier Barroso. Many of the relics have since been recreated through replicas. To visit Church of San Isidro and other attractions in Madrid, use our Madrid itinerary builder.
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  • The beautiful church of Madrid. Next to the hotel, well preserved Church. The images and the altar are very beautiful.
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  • Lovely church to the patron saint of Madrid. The brown of the pews is soft and warm making the church a welcoming and embracing environment for worship. Worth sitting there for a while and breating in...  read more »
  • This baroque church was the Cathedral of Madrid before the consecration of the Almudena. See inside the side nave and particularly the first right chapels at the entrance (Virgin of the Macarena).
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