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San Jeronimo el Real

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Address: Calle Moreto 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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+34 914 20 30 78

Traditional church where the royals were, and still are, crowned.

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Pretty Church Behind Prado Museum

While waiting for the Prado to open, this attractive Roman Catholic church on a small grassy hill behind the museum caught my eye. It continued to beckon after I finished going... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While waiting for the Prado to open, this attractive Roman Catholic church on a small grassy hill behind the museum caught my eye. It continued to beckon after I finished going through a marvelous Bosch exhibition and I decided to take a closer look at the Neo-Gothic building. Though San Jeronimo el Real went up in the early 16th century... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located right next to the museum this place is worth a visit to. I am not a church type but this typically has some amazing internal decoration and artefacts. Free to enter (entry not permitted when a church device takes place) and provides some real time for quiet reflection. It is a lovely church and with a stop off.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Yet another church to visit which is nice enough in its own right, for me the outside view is more interesting than the interior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife, two children and I visited Madrid in December 2016. I visited the San Jeronimo el Real Church while walking from Retiro Park to Plaza Mayor. The church has a lot of art work inside and is well worth a 30-minute visit. In fact, make sure you look at the photos posted on TripAdvisor so you will know what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We did not actually enter the building as there was a wedding taking place but the view from outside and from a distance were beautiful. Hope to step foot inside next time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely church to walk through and admire the architecture and arts. As previous TA reviewers mention, it's worth a brief stop if you are going to the Museo Prado as it is just a few steps up. For 1 euro, you may listen to a recording about the history of this church; the headsets are near the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The age of this church merits that you pay it a quick visit on your way out of the Prado. You've already seen its former cloister in the Prado itself, and perhaps you can begin to imagine the monastery that surrounded it, built by a Catholic order of contemplative and ascetic monks who, by the way, were very tied to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This church sits on a high ground overlooking the Prado Museum. The exterior is beautiful with steep steps leading to the entrance. The interior is rather dark when I visited. Magnificent architecture. Free admission when the church is open. It looks better in the afternoon because of the sun position. Fantastic against a deep blue sky.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

After you finish your visit to the Prado, it will take only fine minutes to visit "San Jeronimo el Real". It is a nice church built in the 16th century. It has been used by the Royal families of Spain on many occasions, the first most important being the inauguration of Philip II as King of Spain in the 16th... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Walk through the doors of this little church before or after you visit prado and you can't go wrong. It's quaint for its size and I couldn't help admit the roof and its understated arches.

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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