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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gaspar sigaya (11 months ago)
Sacred place. Miracle happens here!
Josemaría Garrido Gallego (21 months ago)
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Atocha, the first knowledge reference of his existence dates from the sixth century. It has been rebuild several times along the history, last time, after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), where most of the Catholic Church in Madrid were destroyed by the Republican Government until his defeat by the troops of Franco. In 2007, the Pope Benedict proclaimed saints five Dominican that were martyred in the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. There are a monument in the Church Cloister commemorating these five friars that lived there. There are two pieces of interest inside: The Santo Niño of Atocha, located in the left side of the church, that is a copy of the original, destroyed in the Spanish Civil War, and the image of Our Lady of Atocha, in the altarpiece of the Church, that was hidden by the Dominicans during the War. Daily mass at 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 and 20:00. Saturday at 10:00, 12:00 and 20:00 (Sunday Mass). Sunday masses at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 (kids), 12:00, 13:00 and 20:00.
Daniel Volek (2 years ago)
nice, quiet place...
Stue Blue (2 years ago)
Very interesting place
Carmen Garrido (2 years 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.
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