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Madrid Churches: Iglesia de San Francisco de Sales

San Francisco de Sales, MadridAlong Calle Francos Rodríguez, just off the busy main street of Bravo Murillo is where you can see one of Madrid‘s beautiful churches — the grand St Francis Church. If only for its copper-hued brick facade, the La iglesia de San Francisco de Sales is a edifice-masterpiece, a creation of renowned Spanish artist Joaquin Saldana.

Another  popular city church, the Parroquia de San Antonio, is nearby and strategically located since it is right along the street and just a stone’s throw way from the Maravilla Market, but still, the Iglesia of San Francisco boasts of a high number of regular church goers. I guess the main reason for this is because it is dedicated to one of Roman Catholicism’s more important Saint, to whom many faithful are strongly devoted.

2017_050116_1634_297In my case, Sn Francisco serves as my place of worship from time to time, together with San Fernando Church at Alcocer. Both these churches are where I thought the mass is said in a more solemn and traditional manner.

San Fransisco was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural or a Monument of cultural interest way back in October of 1996.

Schedule of Masses:

2017_050116_1624_997Winter (Sept 1 to June 30)
Ordinary Days: 8:30, 9:30, 11:30, 19:00, 20:00
Sundays and Holidays: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 19:00, 20:00

Summer (July 1 to August 31)
Ordinary Days: 8:30, 9:30, 11:30, 19:00, 20:00
Sundays and Holidays: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 19:00, 20:00

How to go:

It is easy to visit the church whether by bus or Metro. Take Linea 1 if you intend to use the Madrid Metro. If you want to go there via bus, take Line 124, 66, or 3.

Its address is C/ Francos Rodríguez 5 28039 Madrid.


Parroquia de San Fernando, Alberto Alcocer Madrid

imageOne of the more popular small churches located within Madrid, along the Avenida Alberto Alcocer, is the Parroquia de San Fernando. It basically acts as a community church; it is not meant for tourists since it is found right within the city’s portion that’s largely residential and far from the top tourist  spots like Cibeles and Puerta del Sol.

imageWhat makes the Parroquia de San Fernando attractive is its simple but impressive architecture as well as the design of the facade, with a number of doors serving as convenient entrance for church goers into the interior. Rising over the edifice is a wooden cross, seemingly serving as a sign to passers-by that a church is nearby.

In spite of being a simple, small-sized edifice, San Fernando is open to all, and welcomes everyone to its fold, including individuals with physical disabilities. The church has a number of doors that assured easy entry of church goers when wide open. Also, the church provides ramps strategically found in the entrances to the convenience of people with disabilities. It has a garden with benches for church goers who want to stay around the area after they attended the mass.

imageSan Fernando church boasts of a solemn, well-lit altar that’s meant to make everyone focus on the mass. Overall, Parroquia de San Fernando is such a quaint yet beautiful church, I myself had made it as one of my favorite churches to visit for my Sunday worship.


Address of Parroquia de San Fernando:

C/ Alberto Alcocer 9
Madrid Spain

How to reach:

Metro: Cuzco, Plaza de Castilla, San Bernabeu

11, 27, 5, 40, 150, 147

Website: www://sanfer.org

Schedule of masses:

Laborables: 8:30AM (saturday’s are at 9AM), 12Noon, 1PM, and 7PM
Festivos: 9AM, 11AM, 12Noon, 1PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM