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MADRID: A Week-end Visit

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Madrid has almost 3.166 million inhabitants with a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU) after London and Berlin, and …More
Madrid has almost 3.166 million inhabitants with a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU) after London and Berlin, and itsmetropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU after those of London and Paris. Madrid has a considerable number of Catholic churches, some of which are among the most important Spanish religious artworks.
St. Jerome Church is a gothic church next to El Prado Museum. The Catholic Monarchs ordered its construction in the 15th century, as part of a vanished monastery.
St. Isidore Church was built between 1620 and 1664 by order of Empress Maria of Austria, daughter of Charles V of Germany and I of Spain, to become part of a school run by the Jesuits, which still exists today. Its dome is the first example of a dome drawing on a wooden frame covered with plaster, which, given its lightness, makes it easy to support the walls. It was the cathedral of Madrid between 1885 and 1993, which is the time it took to build the Almudena. The artworks inside were mostly burned during the Spanish Civil War, but it retained the tomb that holds the incorrupt body of Saint Isidore Laborer and the urn containing the ashes of his wife, Maria Torribia.
The Royal Convent of La Encarnación is an Augustinian Recollect convent. The institution, which belonged to ladies of the nobility, was founded by Queen Margaret of Austria, wife of Philip III of Spain, in the early 17th century. Due to the frescoes and sculptures it houses, it is one of the most prominent temples in the city. In the church are preserved shrines containing the blood of St. Januarius and St. Pantaleon, the second (according to tradition) liquefies every year on the saint's day on 27 July.
San Antonio de los Alemanes (St. Anthony Church) is a pretty 17th-century church that was originally part of a Portuguese hospital. Subsequently, it was donated to the Germans living in the city.
The interior of the church has been recently restored. It has some beautiful frescoes painted by Luca Giordano, Francisco Carreño, and Francisco Rizi. The frescoes represent some kings of Spain, Hungary, France, Germany, and Bohemia. They all sit looking at the paintings in the vault, which represent the life of Saint Anthony of Padua.
The Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena is the episcopal seat of the Archdiocese of Madrid. It is a temple 102 metres (335 feet) long and 73 metres (240 feet) high, built during the 19th and 20th centuries in a mixture of different styles. The cathedral was built in the same place as the Moorish citadel (Al-Mudayna). It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on his fourth trip to Spain on 15 June 1993, thus becoming the only Spanish cathedral dedicated by a pope.
9 November, is the Feast of the Virgin of Almudena (Madrid's patron saint).
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Alexia González-Barros González (Madrid, 7 de marzo de 1971 - Pamplona, 5 de diciembre de 1985) fue una niña española que ha sido proclamada venerable por la Iglesia católica.
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At 8min57sec Alexia: the pope signed a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of Alexia Gonzalez Barros, who offered her sufferings from a malignant tumor for the church.
Gonzalez was born in Madrid in 1971. Her parents were members of Opus Dei and passed on their faith to their five children. She made her first Communion in Rome and the following day attended the weekly general …More
At 8min57sec Alexia: the pope signed a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of Alexia Gonzalez Barros, who offered her sufferings from a malignant tumor for the church.
Gonzalez was born in Madrid in 1971. Her parents were members of Opus Dei and passed on their faith to their five children. She made her first Communion in Rome and the following day attended the weekly general audience May 9, 1979.
She ran up to St. John Paul II as he greeted pilgrims and received a blessing and a kiss from the pope.
Several years later, her life dramatically changed when doctors discovered a tumor that gradually paralyzed her. Throughout her illness, she offered her sufferings for the church and the pope and would often pray, "Jesus, I want to feel better, I want to be healed; but if you do not want that, I want what you want."
She died Dec. 5, 1985, at the age of 14.
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Yes, you´re right. Don't let it trouble you. Thank God you´re safe and sound,
and thank you for this beautiful picture postcard!

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Josefine Calle del Pez, 9, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 47 45 The owners are very nice... The only drawback is that the WIFI is very weak, & take a look at the posted password... I lost some luggage..If the plane is late-TAKE WHAT YOU CAN WITH YOU ON BOARD-DO NOT CHECK IT IN... Bad service to track luggage on Lufthansa…More
Josefine Calle del Pez, 9, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 47 45 The owners are very nice... The only drawback is that the WIFI is very weak, & take a look at the posted password... I lost some luggage..If the plane is late-TAKE WHAT YOU CAN WITH YOU ON BOARD-DO NOT CHECK IT IN... Bad service to track luggage on Lufthansa... From Friday p.m. to Monday (around 7 a.m.) young people flood the squares, and DRINK, DRINK, DRINK...
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48josefina GRACIA a ti, Amiga...
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Maravilloso. Una preciosidad todo el recorrido por las diferentes Iglesias y Basílicas de Madrid. Gracias Irapuato por la realización de tan detallado video. Felicitaciones.
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Collage that goes with this video: 16 -19.3.2018 Madrid Collage