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Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito

Calle Alcala 83, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 35 76 82
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One of My Favorite Churches

I always stay at the Barrio Salamanca when I visit Madrid with my wife. The Church of San Manuel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
Beautiful Church

The church is spectacular, with high vaulted ceilings decorated with tile art. Entrance is free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enrique F
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Calle Alcala 83, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Barrio de Salamanca
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always stay at the Barrio Salamanca when I visit Madrid with my wife. The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is a must see for us because we find it very beautiful and it is very walkable from our hotel. We like to...More

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is spectacular, with high vaulted ceilings decorated with tile art. Entrance is free, and it is not touristy. It offers mass regularly.

Thank Enrique F
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Church of San Manuel and San Benito is a must see because of its very unusual architecture. Its architecture is Neo-Byzantine and it was built between 1902 and 1910 by the architect Fernando Arbos. It is quite beautiful.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Metro: Retiro All for the glory of God! Beautiful! Inside, It was all mosaic tiles- it was glittering. Dome-shaped and had Arabic influences. My camera couldnt quite capture its magnificence.

Thank mamabelz
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The architecture of the Church of San Manuel and San Benito is very unusual in Madrid and is Neo-Byzantine, a modernist creation. My wife and I always enter this church to pray, since we always walk in the area.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The church of San Manuel and San Benito is a charming church that will happily give you something to admire. The entrance is free so gives the opportunity to explore as well if you have the time.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I love the architecture of this church. It is Neo-Byzantine architecture, which makes it very unique in Madrid. We went at twilight and saw the beautiful nativity scene (belen) that was installed on the right side of the church.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

This church is worth a visit, small but beautiful with a great time work specially in its dome. Entrance is free.

Thank Martaribeiro
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This church is close to the sites but easy to miss. It's just north of Retiro park and 2 short blocks east of Puerta de Alcalá. We make it a habit to step inside every church with an unlocked door. We are rarely, if ever,...More

Thank tradIndy
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Iglesia de San Manuel and San Benito is a new church considering the history of Madrid, it was only constructed in the beginning of the 20th century. Approaching it from the Retiro Park it is a very striking church constructed in stone and white marble...More

Thank kpiddy
Nearby
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
...More
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