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A refreshing change to see a church open to all, mainly "street people" who are taking respite... read more

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Derby, United Kingdom
Not a tourist regular

This little church will not appear in the tourism booklets. They usually call it “la Iglesia del... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Miami, Florida
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2 weeks ago
“Open to all”
19 Sep 2018
“Not a tourist regular ”
This tiny, unassuming church houses the remains of St. Valentine, the third-century Italian bishop considered the father of romance and love.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Calle Hortaleza 63, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 57 81
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A refreshing change to see a church open to all, mainly "street people" who are taking respite from the weather or taking a moment to rest/sleep, it was full, it is humbling.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This little church will not appear in the tourism booklets. They usually call it “la Iglesia del Padre Angel”. Father Angel Church. They have cushions in the seats and very confortable chairs so that homeless or travelers can rest. They also offer coffee for free...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank luciak859
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Before I travel to any new country/international city, I research the local Basilicas and Cathedrals. This one was an unexpected treasure. Unlike many churches characterized by ornate decor and artisanship, the Ingesia de San Anton is unassumed in many respects. The stand outs are not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We watch a TEDx talk on Plaza Mayor the night before where they talked about this place. Coincidence or not, when we were walking by we found this unique place. The concept is like a 24h open church that offers all the essential for the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank W1753SUdaniele
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This church never closes it's doors and welcomes everyone. During our visit there were a handful of needy people sleeping on the pews and others were eating free food the church had provided. Charity is the virtue of this church.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank seafare74
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were pretty surprised when we entered the church and people were talking loudly, eating, drinking and sleeping in the benches. It didn't feel like a church more like a common room...

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Ronja_AufReisen
Reviewed 5 November 2016

24 hours open, free wi-fi, free coffee and food for all the homeless and even for pets. I am very impressed with this beautiful social service. For me, this is a real church, real love for people.

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Nany M
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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