Located in the central La Latina district, it's one of the oldest churches in Madrid. Legend tells that it was regularly visited by saints Isidro Labrador and María de la Cabeza, parishioners of the church, where the former was buried. The home of its patron Iván de Vargas, was constructed next to it, on which the palace of the Marquises of Paredes was built, which has now been reconstructed and converted into a municipal museum.
The church, which is of Arabic origin, was destroyed and reconstructed several times, until it was burnt in 1936 at the start of the Spanish civil war, at which time it lost all of its artworks and only the outside was preserved. The inside was rebuilt (1986-90) by architects J. Vellés, M. Casariego and F. Posada, who employed a detailed research process to enable them to produce a reconstruction resembling the original as closely as possible.
Mon-Sun: 9am-1pm; 6-8pm
(Visits are not allowed during religious ceremonies)
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