Thursday, 7 May 2009

Stairway to heaven.

The Iglesia Parroquial Santa Bárbara (Parish Church of St. Barbara) was built between 1750 to 1758 by François Carlier and Francisco Moradillo. It formed part of the Convento de la Visitación de las Salesas Reales whose backside part nowadays houses the Supreme Court. After a great fire in 1915 it was rebuilt by Joaquín Rojí.

14 comments:

White Oleander said...

That's my favorite song:) And your photo is gorgeous!

Babzy said...

Nice architecture and big blue sky :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Handsome building. Architects knew how to design ageless beauties a hundred years ago!

Hilda said...

It's magnificent!

But whatever happened to the separation of church and state? ;)

Mei Teng said...

Beautiful church!

Photo Cache said...

Your architecture is simply divine.

Mariposa said...

oh great! now i finally know what this church is called :) thank you.
I passed by it when i was in madrid and took a pic of it when i was in the bus..thought it was very pretty!

Virginia said...

What a gorgeous building. The details are just amazing.
V

El fotografo Caminante said...

Hermosa iglesia, gran plano general, felicitaciones...

Viajante said...

Arquitectura espanhola no seu melhor!

Saludos

Kunal Vaswani said...

too good. Superb

Jazzy-an said...

Great photo's about Madrid :-)
I like them very much

Keep on posting please...

Ana

BeachILike said...

Stunning.

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Leif Hagen said...

Hola! Heavenly photo! I just discovered your blog! Keep the beautiful pictures coming. Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA Muchos gracias - Adios!