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San Jerónimo el Real Church

Local name: San Jerónimo el Real

Today's church of St. Jerome was founded in the nineteenth century in the neo-Gothic style. It was entered on the list of monuments. It was the place of coronation of the kings of Spain, including Juan Carlos I, who reigned in the years 1975-2014. The interior of the temple hides treasures of neo-Gothic religious art: beautiful stained glass and lamps, sculptures by Mariano Benlliure, as well as paintings by Vincenzo Carducci and José Méndezy.

Earlier, a late-15th-century monastery stood here, but it was destroyed during the occupation of Madrid by the Napoleonic army. Monks were expelled from it in 1808, French troops set up their base within its walls.

At the turn of the 1840s and 1850s, the destroyed building was renovated for the first time, the work was initiated by Elizabeth II, managed by architect Narciso Pascual Colomer. New elements have been added, such as towers. The last reconstruction took place at the end of the 19th century.


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    Calle Moreto 428014 Madrid , Spain