Ermita de San Isidro

Ruins in El Retiro & the Art Museums

In the northeastern corner of El Retiro, this small country chapel is among the few, albeit modest, examples of extant Romanesque architecture in Madrid. Parts of the wall, a side entrance and part of the apse were restored in 1999 and are all that remain of the 13th-century building. When it was built Madrid was a little village more than 2km away.

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