Parroquia de Santa Teresa y San José, Madrid

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  • A nice church. Easy to visit as it is among many attractions. It's opposite a nice park and the plaza espana.  more »
  • However, this is actually a church and a convent, when moving in front of this building, it looks rather to see a modern fortress. Its unusual façade is colorful and imposing.
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  • Located in the Plaza de España, 14, the "Parroquia de Santa Teresa y San Jose", also called the National Temple of Santa Teresa de Jesus, was built as the residence of the Carmelite friars and was funded by the Kings Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia your wife, by public subscription, with design by the architect Jesús Carrasco Encina. Built with reinforced concrete, something unusual in religious architecture, was the first Church in Madrid in which was used this type of material. The first stone of the temple was placed on the centenary of the death of Saint Theresa, 28 March 1916, but construction only began in 1923 with the inauguration on May 26 1928. Its dome, visible from some parts of the city, is located at 35 meters high. Byzantine style, is decorated with polychrome tiles, in the colours yellow, Orange, red and blue, like a multicolored mosaic, topped by a Royal Crown, work done by the ceramicist Daniel Zuloaga, custom of the Marquise de la forest, who was responsible for payment of this work. Inside, white, with beautiful altars and simple design, has, as highlights, the sculpture of Santa Teresa, the altarpiece and the way the light enters through the Windows. I have not photographed the interior, in respect to the mass that was being held at the time of my visit.
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  • Religious buildings are always charming and beautiful because It comes from god or human nature. By the way lovely place.
  • Small but beautiful church !
  • Nice church, with magnificent Moorish striped dome, which you will see from Royal Palace area. Quite plain inside, but cool and peaceful. I tipped the man at the door, thinking him a church warden - only when I saw his dirty McD cup did I realise he was just a chancer at the door - but full marks to him for a polite welcome!
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