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Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes

Local name: Iglesia San Antonio de los Alemanes

The church of San Antonio de los Alemanes in Madrid was built in the Baroque style. Its interior is decorated with frescoes considered valuable examples of Baroque illusionism. Their authors are: Luca Giordano, Juan Carreño de Miranda and Francisco Ricci. The church was entered on the list of monuments.

The authors of the frescoes decorating the ceiling and walls of the temple used the principle of quadrature, thanks to the optical illusion of their work they give the impression of realistic. The church was built in the first half of the 17th century. The author of the project was Pedro Sánchez.

Initially, the church was called San Antonio de los Portugueses and was part of the hospital and shelter for Portuguese immigrants built on behalf of King Philip II. It was at a time when Portugal and Spain were in a personal union, imposed by Philip II of Habsburg in 1580.


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    Calle de la Puebla 2228004 Madrid , Spain