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Basilica of Jesus de Medinaceli

Local name: Basilica de Jesus de Medinaceli

The Basilica de Jesus de Medinaceli in Madrid is a Baroque temple famous for its 17th-century figure of Jesus. Visitors can also admire the characteristic facade with a neo-Renaissance Venetian window topped with an arch.

The figure is 173 centimeters high. Christ is shown here during the judgment before Pilate. The costumes were made of embroidered fabrics and the carvings on the head were decorated with real hair. During important Catholic holidays, the head of Jesus is decorated with a crown of gold and precious stones.

In the place where today the temple stands, there was previously a chapel in which the statue was worshiped. Today's basilica was founded at the turn of the 1920s and 1930s. The architect Jesus Carrasco-Muñoz Encina was responsible for its design. It belongs to the community of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor.


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    Basilica of Jesus de Medinaceli map
    Plaza Jesús 228014 Madrid , Spain