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Church of Santa Barbara (Salesas Reales)

Calle de Barbara de Braganza, 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 48 11
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This lovely looking grand church has a little bit of character on it's exterior which is something... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
A little gem off the main streets

beautiful and quiet with a small pretty garden.a well deserved break from the busy centre. make... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Toronto, Canada
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30 Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017
“A little gem off the main streets”
Calle de Barbara de Braganza, 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 48 11
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This lovely looking grand church has a little bit of character on it's exterior which is something I found lacking with many of Madrid's churches that I visited. It has angel monuments to the very top along with a cross and steeples. Unfortunately it was...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

beautiful and quiet with a small pretty garden.a well deserved break from the busy centre. make time for it while in Madrid!

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Church of Santa Barbara has beautiful architecture. It has Baroque and Rococo architecture that make it very elegant. There is a room on the right side of the altar and we asked the priest to let us see the burial place of Queen Barbara...More

1  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Although this is a lovely church with an interesting story, I have seen at least 50 other churches on this trip that are better and more interesting inside. It's worth a stop if you happen to be walking in the neighborhood but if you have...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Whenever my wife and I go to Madrid, we like to pass by the Church of Santa Barbara and see it. Its architecture is wonderful and the interior of the church is beautiful and is filled with plenty of good art.

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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

The church of Santa Barbara is certainly one of the most iconic in Madrid and quite rightly so. The appearance of the church itself so quietly tucked away in the Chucea neighbourhood suddenly surprises you as you turn the corner. The detailing in the building...More

1  Thank Tom J
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I love the architecture of the Santa Barbara Church. It is very impressive from the outside and also from the inside. I also like the beauty of the main altar.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The Church of Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid. It was finished in 1758 by the French architect Francois Antoine Carlier. The church is elegant and the facade is extraordinarily beautiful.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I visited the church of Santa Barbara as part of my 8 full-day visit to Madrid and enjoyed it a bit; unfortunately, only 1 of the churches I viewed in Madrid really 'grabbed me (Iglesia de San Antonio de los Alemanes), and for me this...More

1  Thank LPWilliams
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Church of Santa Barbara is one of my favorite churches and each time we go to Madrid we visit it. The façade of the church is very impressive. On each side there are sculptures of angels, which I like very much. Inside you can...More

Thank BennyMalaga
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where
many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where
the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and
people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main
thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is
Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables
serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture
of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
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