Church of San Andrés

Madrid, Spain

The Church de San Andrés is located on the site of a former church from the times of Moorish occupation. The former church had been frequented as a parish church by the patron saint of Madrid, San Isidro Labrador, and his wife Santa María de la Cabeza, who lived nearby.

The adjacent chapel of San Isidro was built at the site of the saint's house. Its construction began in 1657, after the saint was canonized in 1622. Further reconstructions were performed in 1663 and 1669, and later in 1783 and 1789. The initial construction in Baroque style was fashioned by José de Villarreal, and later Pedro de la Torre and Juan de Lobera. Much of the internal decoration, including paintings, were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.



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Founded: 1657
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Nadine (12 months ago)
Gioconda Vidal (17 months ago)
Beautiful Catholic Church located in the neighborhood of "La Latina" in the community of Madrid. The inside of the church is GORGEOUS especially where the eucharistic is located by Jesus Christ. The columns, the angels and all the detailed work done is just amazing. All the church staff are very nice and cordial with all the people visiting. Very peaceful church, if you ever go to "La Latina" you should visit. You must know that the church is open only from 9 am to 1 pm, they close, and re-open from 5 pm to 8 pm. ???
Dimitri George (2 years ago)
It was built using the ruins that had a previous church in the same place. The primitive church in turn was previously occupied by a mosque located next to the albarrana tower in what was later the Palacio de Laso de Castilla, residence of the Catholic Monarchs and Cardinal Cisneros when they were in Madrid. The previous church had been frequented as a parish church by the patron saint of Madrid, St. Isidore the Laborer, and his wife Santa María de la Cabeza, who lived nearby.
Jacob Frantz (4 years ago)
Beautiful old 1500s Basilica style church beautiful colored interior
Davis D. Janowski (4 years ago)
A beautiful spot with personal meaning. A close friend worked in this area when she was a teenager. We visited and loved strolling the plaza and many of the cobblestone streets.
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