Spanish Capital

Posted by Ralf on December 10th, 2013 — Posted in News

You can stay in an apartment in Madrid close to this impressive church to know well the Spanish capital. The most beautiful thing, the most striking element of the outer part of the Cathedral is the dome, which is twofold; Gothic view from the inside, but clearly baroque to the exterior. It is covered with slate, and presents an octagonal drum that opens four large thermal holes and a small flashlight as a Finial. Account with twelve statues representing the Apostles: San Felipe, San Bartolome, San Mateo, San Simon, Judas Tadeo, Santiago Alfeo, San Matias, San Bernabe, San Pedro, Santiago Apostol, San Juan and San Andres. They are the work of sculptor Luis Sanguino. Inside are stained glass and paintings of the apse. On 28 April 2004, Cardinal Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, blessed the paintings and stained glass Windows which adorn the apse of the Cathedral. The set seven murals pictorial form it and eight stained glass Windows made with glass of Murano (Venice). The murals represent (from left to right): baptism, the Transfiguration, La Crucifixion, Christ Pantocrator, the resurrection, the Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. In the center of the composition, presiding over the Cathedral, the image of the Pantocrator, depicted as Jesus in his Second coming. In the open book that argues the Pantocrator is written: love your enemies. I am coming quickly!. These paintings, done by Kiko Arguello, reminiscent of his general style to the traditional icons of the Orthodox churches, appreciating a contemporary nuance in the details. About the paintings, there are arranged seven stained glass windows dedicated to the word or Word of God, with your name in different languages: latin (Verbum), Greek (Logos), Hebrew (Dabar), Syriac (Melaj), Russian (Slovo) and Spanish (Word). In the Centre, the name of Mary. The stained glass Windows, not being figurative, created a balance between painted figures, the chromaticism of the stained glass Windows and the roof, and all framed in a neo-Gothic architecture, a synthesis between tradition and modernity. Schedules the Cathedral can not be accessed during liturgical celebrations. Open Cathedral from 10 to 19: 30. Working days and Eve later mass schedule: 19 h. Sundays and bank holidays morning: 10: 30, 12 and 13: 30 h. afternoon: 19 h. Tomorrow confessions schedule: from 11: 30 to 12: 45. Afternoon: from 17: 00 to 19: 30. There are confessors to meet also in French, English, German and Italian. Crypt open from 10: 00 to 20: 00. Weekday mass schedule: morning: 11 h. late: 18: 30 h on Saturday afternoon: 19: 00 h on Sundays and public holidays: morning: 11: 30 and 13: 00 h. late: 18: 30 h.

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