Madrid, Spain – Parroquia San Manuel y San Benito

Madrid, Spain

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

One of the most lovely cities in the world is Madrid, Spain.  The culture and people are just so nice!  Here is some info on Madrid from the web: Madrid  is the capital and largest city of Spain. It is the third-most populous municipality in the European Union after Greater London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-most populous city by urban area in the European Union after Paris and London.

The city is located on the river Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political centre of Spain.

I had an afternoon to walk the city and it was amazing!  This photo is one of the beautiful churches in the city called Parroquia San Manuel y San Benito….which means the Parish Church of St. Immanuel and St. Benedict.  This neo-Byzantine style building was projected in 1902 by architect Fernando Arbós Tremanti (1840-1926) and built between 1902 and 1910.

I have yet to explore Spain, but from what I have seen in Madrid, places like Barcelona are a must!  Hasta La Vista Madrid!


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