San Andrés, Capilla del Obispo & Capilla de San Isidro

The large church of San Andrés dates from the 16th century, but was badly damaged in the Civil War in 1936 and later rebuilt in a relatively simple style. Attached to it, though (but with separate entrances), are two of Madrid's most historic early church buildings.

The Capilla del Obispo (Bishop's Chapel, 1520-35), with its entrance on Plaza de la Paja, is the best-preserved Gothic building in the city. The Capilla del Obispo contains finely carved tombs and a 1550 altarpiece by Francisco Giralte. It remains closed for restoration with the date of reopening as yet undisclosed.

Further towards Plaza de los Carros is the Capilla de San Isidro, built in 1642-69 by Pedro de la Torre to house the remains of the saint, which were later transferred to the Iglesia-Catedral de San Isidro.

Address Plaza de San Andrés 1
Transport Metro La Latina .
Telephone 91 365 48 71
Open 8am-1pm, 6-8pm Mon-Thur, Sat; 6-8pm Fri. Open for services only Sun.

Admission free

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