Oratorio del Caballero de Gracia

Madrid, Spain

Oratorio del Caballero de Gracia is one of the best hidden architectural treasures in Madrid. This church looks small from the outside, but inside it unfolds into a neoclassical temple by Juan de Villanueva, which looks like a Roman basilica.

Among its most noteworthy internal features are the single-piece granite columns, the vault and the sculptures of the Virgen del Socorro, signed by Francisco Elías in 1825, and of Cristo de la Agonía, which, according to studies, was made by Juan Sánchez Barba in 1650. The church belongs to the Caballero de Gracia Eucharistic Association, founded by Jacobo Gratiis (known as the Caballero de Gracia), who was born in Modena in 1517 and who died in Madrid in 1619. It is currently run by Opus Dei.

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Founded: 1786-1795
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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María Jesús Castaños (2 years ago)
Precioso templo del gran Arquitecto Villanueva siguiendo los presupuestos clásicos. Precioso ábside de casetones. La decoración, los concesionarios todo con gusto esquisto. Sobre todo se reza muy bien.
Marta Jerez (2 years ago)
Conmovedor. Preside el Santísimo, expuesto casi todo el día, envuelve con su paz y su luz este maravilloso oratorio. Arquitectura impresionante, pinturas e imágenes bellísimas nos acompañan, nos conmueven, nos elevan, nos ayudan a imaginar lo que pudiera llegar a ser la contemplación eterna. Grandioso y recogido a la vez. Hay sacerdotes disponibles para confesar siempre que esté el oratorio abierto. Un remanso de paz en el bullicio del centro de Madrid. Entrada por Alcalá y por Caballero de Gracia.
Diana Silva (2 years ago)
Oratório pequeno mas tão bonito por dentro. Missas breves que os portugueses conseguem acompanhar bem.
Seraphina Yap (3 years ago)
Beautiful church just off Gran Via. Evening mass in Spanish at 1815h.
Isa Reyna (3 years ago)
Is beautifull
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