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Church of San Isidro, Madrid
(3.9/5 based on 65+ 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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  • Leaving from Plaza Mayor to Calle de Toledo, you can't ignore this church with the twin towers that, inside, it's a real triumph of the Baroque. Provisional Cathedral of Madrid, already contains the remains of San Isidro and a series of chapels where gilt tooling surround statues of Madonnas in pretty dresses. Very nice also the altar decorated. I was really surprised by the richness of the Interior of this church and found it to be one of the most interesting of the Spanish capital.
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  • Not too many years ago this church was the Cathedral of Madrid was built the Cathedral de la Almudena, though in my humble opinion this excatedral inwardly turning forty Almudena. It was a remarkable discovery where his visit leaves no one indifferent.
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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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