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Before heading into Retiro Park we came across this magnificent looking church and what a great find.
Built between 1902 and 1910 the church looks so beautiful but with its huge domed roof and eye catching bell tower looks very unusual, in fact I would...More
Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito is more like a basilica than a church with its more Byzantine aspects. A welcome change from the usual style of Madrid churces. Situated int he upmarket Salamanca area overlooking the Retiro Park.
This church has a differing style to it than others as it's pointed features with bell tower and dome make it look rather like a mosque from the outside. Unfortunately I cannot comment on it's interior as it was closed when I visited.
The Church of San Manuel and San Benito has 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. My wife and I love this church and visited it again in...More
This is a beautiful building! Arab influences, it looks like a mosque.
The church was closed, wasn't in my plan, I was on my way to the Retiro Park when I saw it, but it is an amazing structure.Must stop and see it !
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
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
opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.