San Jeronimo el Real, Madrid

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San Jeronimo el Real is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church used historically for royal ceremonies, where Madrid’s elite still holds their weddings. The church's facade is intricately decorated in a neo-Gothic style. Inside, you will find Juan Pascual de Mena’s 18th-century painting Cristo de la Buena Muerte, sculptures by Benlliure, and paintings by Vincenzo Carducci and José Méndez. You will also see neo-Gothic lamps and elaborate stained-glass windows. Flash-free photography is permitted inside the church, so you can photograph the gilded altar and interior decorations. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Jeronimo el Real and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Partially hidden behind the Prado Museum, the chapel hosted the crowning of several monarchs, including Juan Carlos I after the death of Franco. Restored in the 19th century style called "isabelline Gothic" and rebuilt later, with the addition of the imposing stairway. The Interior has a Latin cross with a single nave, it contains numerous paintings and sculptures of various Spanish artists. If in the area worth a short digression.
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  • The Church of San Jerónimo el Real, or better known as 'los Jerónimos', which has been for centuries associated with events that have marked the history of Madrid and Spain, and therefore also of colonial Spanish America, having served as a Royal Chapel and where is cor onaron the Spanish monarchs from Felipe II to Isabella II. The origin of this church is in the primitive monastery of San Jerónimo el Real founded in 1436 by Enrique IV 'The majestic', next to the Manzanares River, from where it had to be moved to its current location (at the back of the Prado Museum) at the end of the 15th century due to continual illnesses of the monks, who dismantled it and moved stone by stone. Their initial style was late or isabelline Gothic with Renaissance elements (whose design is attributed with questions to Enrique Egas), but throughout its history has undergone many variations with changes in trends and major damage after the exclaustrations during the Napoleonic invasion and the confiscation of Mendizabal, which its current neo-Gothic appearance to the restoration undertaken between 2007 and 2011. Its plant is of a Latin cross, with one nave covered with tierceron vaults flanked by 10 side chapels between buttresses, on which open clerestories. He possessed a cloister of Renaissance style, built in 1612 under the direction of Miguel Martínez, which was in deplorable situation and was recovered in the enlargement of the Prado Museum by Rafael Moneo, still popularly known by outward appearance as 'the Moneo's cube". It also existed alongside the monastery called 'fourth Real' place of rest and meditation of the Royal family who was then expanded as the Palace of the Buen Retiro in times of Felipe IV, not keeping anything of it currently, but was the origin of the Retiro Park. The Church is home to important artistic treasures, which is a collection of pictures of the Madrid Baroque school belonging to the Museo del Prado, which include works by Juan Carreño de Miranda (Santa Ana teaching to read the Virgin Mary), Fray Juan Andrés Rizi (St. Benedict blessing the bread), Francisco Rizi (Adoration of the shepherds), José Moreno (flight to Egypt) or Antonio de Pereda (Inmaculada Concepción, St. Francis of Assisi at the Porziuncola) as well as a 'pending San Jerónimo' of Alonso Cano (very similar to the) that is in the Museum of fine arts in Granada). The altar stands out the picture of 'the last communion of St. Jerome', work of monumental proportions of the neoclassical painter Rafael Tegeo, with influences of the Bolognese baroque classicism, especially of Annibale Carracci and Domenichino. This painting is flanked by images of Santa Maria and San Jose attributed to Luis Salvador Carmona. In a chapel in the transept on the Gospel side is an impressive neo-Gothic altarpiece dating from 1855, the work of José Méndez, chaired by a peculiar winged immaculate. To the side of this altarpiece highlights such as the Christ of the good death, Juan Pascual de Mena's masterpiece. Perhaps the fragments that better return us to the original decoration of this temple, are wall paintings from the 16th century, depicting scenes from the passion and a few low reliefs, very damaged, Renaissance, in one of the side chapels.
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  • Time up so were just hill next to the Prado Prado visited to kill. Up the stairs and went inside and spotted a beautiful stained-glass Windows. Golden altar is beautiful. It is a church next to the Prado Museum in Madrid who go so if you have time please stop by wants.
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  • Small yet very important church to see, a lot of history.
  • Nice place really well maintained church. If you really like the history just read something about the history of this church before visiting. Visiting during evening time is good.
  • Gorgeous church! Absolutely stunning.
  • I have seen this church while visiting the nearby art gallery. I was very lucky because I came inside when nicely dressed people started to enter inside. I thought there might be some church concert but even better- the wedding :-) !!! I truly havent thought I could see a wedding during my visit of Madrid. It was beautiful!!! Beautiful wedding in a beautiful church!!
  • Very beautiful and peaceful church. Inside amd outside, gothic style. We were fortunate to crash a wedding on an extremely hot day, 45 C.
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