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Iglesia de San Isidro, Madrid

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Church Tourist Spot
Grand, ornate, and elegant, Iglesia de 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 Iglesia de San Isidro and other attractions in Madrid, use our Madrid itinerary builder.
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  • Had a brief visit to this beautiful church on a bike tour of the city. Absolutely stunning and so serene and peaceful.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This is a magnificent church. The side chapels are not to be missed. Magnificent domed church and in beautiful condition. the pews are well used. The sculptures in the side altars are interesting, a g...  more »
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  • Going out the Arco de Cuchilleros and walking in the direction of Puerta Cerrada, we pass a stationery shop that Deserve our attention, located in Calle de Cuchilleros, nº10. The lower part of the facade is constituted by a rock commercially known as "marble black". In reality it is a type of limestone with abundant presence of fossils: shells of Molluscs, usually bivalves. The facade of the Collegiate Church of San Isidro is built with granite from the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid. Remember that granite is a rock formed by three types of minerals: quartz, light gray; Mica (biotite if it is colored) Shiny black, Muscovite if white or gray); And white or pink feldspars.
  • its is made up of marmol and limestone
  • The magnificent church !
  • The Church of San Isidro honors San Isidro, who is the patron saint of Madrid. The church has many followers who were from Seville and there are copies of the statues of the churches from Seville.
  • Amazing!