Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Atocha

Madrid, Spain

The Royal Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha is one of the six basilica churches in Madrid. The buildings on the site have a long history. The original name refers to a lost icon from a chapel which was found during the time of the Reconquista. The old church was in disrepair and rebuilt in the 1890s in a Neo-Byzantine style designed by Fernando Arbós y Tremanti.

The church was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War and reconstruction completed in 1951.

Adjacent to the church is the Pantheon of Illustrious Men or Panteón de Hombres Ilustres of Madrid. It holds the remains of only a former president of the council of ministers, José Canalejas, however it also contains a number of interesting monuments from and just after the turn of the 19th century.



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Founded: 1890s
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Stue Blue (16 months ago)
Very interesting place
Carmen Garrido (16 months ago)
Preciosa. Los Dominicos la tienen impoluta y son muy buenos predicadores. Si tienes ocasión sube al camarín de la Virgen, en la antesala está el ramo de novia de la Reina Letizia que depositó allí después de la boda, siguiendo una costumbre de la realeza.
Iraida Guerra (16 months ago)
Preciosa parroquia de Padres Dominicos, donde se encuentra enterrado Fray Bartolomé de las Casas. Todas las Bodas Reales, incluso la de los actuales Reyes, acostumbran llevar el ramo de la novia a la Virgen de Atocha. Es una bonita tradición.
Pamela González (17 months ago)
Iconic place in Madrid! Architecture is stunning
希惜 (4 years ago)
Plenty to admire in this beautiful Cathedral. We enjoyed just slowly walking around and taking in the religious elements.
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