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Iglesia de San Isidro, Madrid

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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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  • An of the jewels of Madrid. Very close to the Plaza Mayor. Totally recommended. Inside are the Gran Poder and la Macarena of Madrid
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  • The Church of San Isidro is in the heart of the historical center of Madrid. From the Plaza major out you need less than three minutes walking up here. As probably all churches in the city, this is very well maintained. With so many other churches in the immediate vicinity this is not particularly striking, but in any case it is worth seeing and so attractive, that is worth a short visit.
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  • The Institute descended on the South about 5 minutes from the Plaza Mayor is located. It is difficult to recognize and look from the Church. Few tourists, local and senior staff were. During the solemn Church, mass was being held. It was a normal Church settled.
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