Iglesia de San Jerónimo El Real

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Iglesia de San Jerónimo El Real information

Location
Madrid , Spain
Address
Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón
Telephone
+34 91 420 35 78
Getting there
Metro: Atocha, Banco de España
Opening hours
10am-1pm & 5-8.30pm Mon-Sat Oct-Jun, hrs vary Jul-Sep
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Tucked away behind the Museo del Prado, this chapel was traditionally favoured by the Spanish royal family, and King Juan Carlos I was crowned here in 1975 upon the death of Franco. The sometimes-sober, sometimes-splendid mock-Isabelline interior is actually a 19th-century reconstruction that took its cues from the Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo; the original was largely destroyed during the Peninsular War. What remained of the former cloisters has been incorporated into the Museo del Prado.