Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Iglesia de San Ginés de Arlés: Madrid’s Medieval Church (Magnificent Madrid Series 23)

Iglesia de San Ginés de Arlés 
Madrid’s Medieval Church
Magnificent Madrid Series 23 

Located just across our hotel in Calle Arenal 
was the ancient Iglesia de San Ginés de Arlés.  


It is one of the oldest churches in the city and one
of the churches of the medieval Madrid of Mozarab
origin, built between the 12th and 13th centuries,

…dedicated to the patron saint of notaries
and secretaries, Saint Genesius of Arles.

The nave fronting the main altar had two
aisles  separated by semicircular arches

…and several smaller chapels on the side,


 …with the beautiful altarpieces belong
 to the Neoclassical-Romantic school.

In the Santísimo Cristo Chapel there are
artworks by Alonso Cano, Luca Giordano.


El Greco’s painting is usually covered by wood and
put on display  on Saturdays from 11.30 am to noon.

Iglesia de San Ginés de Arlés was designated as 
a World Heritage  site in 1982 and  is worth a visit after
 a relaxing snack at nearby Chocolateria de San Gines. 

Read the links below for related posts

Caceres to Madrid 
Scenic Train Ride to the Spanish Capital City
Magnificent Madrid Series 1 

La Pausa 
Madrid’s Welcome Feast 
Magnificent Madrid Series 2 

Petit Palace Opera 
Homey Hotel at the Heart of Madrid
Magnificent Madrid Series 3 

Calle Arenal 
Madrid’s Vibrant Street Mall
Magnificent Madrid Series 4

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