The Parish Church del Santísimo Sacramento of Madrid!

This one again was mentioned briefly in previous posts on Madrid. However, feels deserves a post of its own. One of the nice things about Madrid is that even if lived there and visit every year, there is always something new to see; the city has a load of wonderful monuments. Let me tell you a bit more on one of them, the Parish Church Del Santisimo Sacramento of Madrid!


I happened to be by the area quite a bit in the last 10 years, and my objective each time is to get to the Retiro park (see posts) just ahead; sometimes indulging in eating of Cerveceria Cruz Blanca (see post). One day, I just happened to gazed on the side street and saw this church. Nice find I said, and took a peek. One nice highlight of the visit and one more monument of my dear Madrid known. Let me share it with all in this post.

The Parish Church del Santísimo Sacramento  or Holy Sacrament is located in the upper part of the Retiro Park on Calle Sainz de Baranda, 3, The church was inaugurated in 1970 under a completely modern and avant-garde style.

It consists of a single large singular gabled nave on whose exterior pediment various decorative motifs can be seen. Access is via a lintel door whose pediment depicts the Pantocrator. The portal is flanked by two large pyramidal towers crowned with two crosses. Inside, the texture of the ceiling stands out, playing with silhouettes and shadows, leading the gaze to the main altar, where there is a more classical image of Jesus.

I would come by here from my hotel to the Retiro park and also to eat at the Cerveceria Cruz Blanca in the corner with Calle Menendez Pelayo and Calle Sainz de Baranda, the Retiro park was just in front, And while gazing out of the restaurant saw the tower and went for a closer look, Another dandy in my dear Madrid off the beaten path indeed. You can come closer taking the metro line 9 stop/parada Ibiza.

The official Parroquia del Santisimo Sacramento

There you go folks, another dandy in my dear Madrid. The Parish Church of the Holy Sacrament is worth the detour and the area has plenty to see and eat. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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