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Church of Santa Barbara (Salesas Reales)

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Address: Calle de Barbara de Braganza, 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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One of My Favorite Churches

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... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
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Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 24 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 de Braganza. He let us in and we saw the elegant tomb.

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Long Beach, CA
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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 to go out of your way don't worry about stopping here. It's a little overdone... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 27 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 itself is also superb and I would highly recommend a visit to take it all... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 23 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.

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Malaga, Spain
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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 church was one of the many other 'also rans' that I viewed.. --- I am... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 3 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 see the impressive sepulchers of General O'Donnell and King Fernanco VI.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Las Salesas is also known as the Church of Santa Barbara and whenever we go to Madrid we see it. It has a beautiful façade and a beautiful interior. One can see the sepulchers of General O'Donnell and Fernando VI. Both of these sepulchers at the front of the church are very impressive.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This mid 18th century church is a beautiful (and not that visited) Baroque church very close to Plaza de Colón. The church's façade is beautiful and is decorated with angels, a lovely medallion and stunning doors. The interiors are very rich in design and decorations, with a lovely altar and a stunning dome. The only disappointment is the organ, which... More 

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