Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Saint Manuel & San Benito Church


When you get out of the subway in the Retiro's metro station you will find this fine neo- byzantine church. Impossible to miss it...
It dates from 1910 and it's the work of the architect Fernando Arbós y Tremanti. It's a kind of unusual Catholic Church cause of is Greek cross plan and it’s pantheon like section...

13 comments:

Tanya said...

A classic beauty :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a beauty! The dome is stunning and the architecture does look Eastern European to my eye.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A clear and wonderful picture. The architecture is beautiful :-)

Olivier said...

la lumiere tombante sur cette église est magnifique. elle est comment a l'intérieure ?

Light falling on this church is magnificent. it is how has the inside?

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Absolutely stunning architecture! Each building offers a thousand photot opportunties. I like how you left the tree in the top right corner, it softens the photo beautifully.

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Louis la Vache said...

What a fine image! The lighting is superb!
"Louis" would like to see this iglesia. It reminds him of Sacrè-Coeur in Paris.

Kelly said...

You have captured the light perfectly, it is just beautiful! I love not only the lovely lines of the church, but the other architecture in the sqaure! Very nice shot!

My Life In Montreal said...

One word: wow!

Petrea said...

Ah! Tr3nta! My first visit to your blog. It's wonderful! A beautiful city and your photos are fabulous! (I'm gushing, but it's true.)

Virginia said...

Well if Petrea hadn't gushed I would have. I echo her analysis. THis is one gorgeous church. I would love to spend a day photographing details all around it. Lucky you!

Petrus said...

Yes it does look like a Greek church - very imposing .. good photo.

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful Church! Such stunning brightness.

Professor said...

Just classic...