Christian Cultural Heritage Tour in Madrid in Madrid
Spain today is almost entirely Roman Catholic, but even a cursory glance at their history will reveal that the recognizable Spanish style is the result of a long struggle of religion, ideology, and clashing empires in the Iberian Peninsula.
The city is bursting at the seams with beautiful, historic Christian churches and sites of importance. Step into a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture at the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, which includes paintings from some of the most famous Spanish artists including Francisco Goya.
The green and vibrant El Retiro neighbourhood houses not only the city’s central park but also the intimate Iglesia de san Manuel y San Benito. It is the striking example of neo-byzantine architecture in the country, and a truly devotional temple realizing the spiritual values of Christianity.
Visit the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid at Almudena Cathedral. Baroque on the outside, Gothic on the inside, this cathedral is a symbol of modern Catholic design. It also can claim the distinction of being the only cathedral in Spain to have received a Papal consecration. Nearby, immerse yourself in the Gothic splendor of the Parochial Church of San Jerónimo el Real, part of which is now inside the Prado Museum, and the Paseo del arte.... Read more