San Jerónimo el Real, Madrid

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San Jerónimo 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 Jerónimo el Real and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It has history, is located in the nerve centre, is known, has some magnificent pictures abroad, but expect more inside that you disappoint. Sites that you can not or you must see, but that move does not bring you too or you will leave lasting memories.
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  • Many make a quick trip to visit it just outside the Prado. We lingered a little and also attended the mass.
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  • Its next to the Prado Museum stands this beautiful church, the external impact is spectacular, the architecture, the beautiful outdoor gardens, staircases are clear, the parrots flying around, a haven of peace, you could only visit the Interior: well the Interior is definitely less impact and much simpler, but worth the stop, even if you do not want to go to the "Prado" , to closely observe this architectural masterpiece
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful church. Also you can find a Virgen de Guadalupe
  • Nice but not spectacular.

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