Church of St. Nicholas of the Servitas (San Nicolas de las Servitas), Madrid

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The Church of San Nicolás also known as the church of Church of San Nicolas de Bari, or the Church of San Nicolas de los Servitas, is Catholic parish church in central Madrid, Spain.The church dates back to medieval times, although it has been much altered over the centuries. The building was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1978,. Its tower was already protected, having been declared a national monument in 1931.HistoryThe Church of St. Nicholas in Bari is named in the Law of Madrid of 1202 as one of the oldest parishes in the city. Today it is the oldest church in Madrid, after the demolition of the Church of Santa Maria de la Almudena. Archaeological remains suggest that the church and its bell-tower may have been part of a former mosque. It was likely constructed during the 12th century. The nave and chapels were renovated in the 17th century.By the 19th century, this church was poor in resources and parishioners. The parish was joined to that of El Salvador in 1805. For a time, the building was abandoned till the church was ceded in 1825 to the Third Order of Servites. When the nearby church of El Salvador was destroyed in 1842, this church gained its former status as a parish church.In the year 1891 the parish was relocated to a church that had been Anton Martin Hospital in Atocha street, today the Parish of San Nicolas and San Salvador, leaving the old building as the church of "St. Nicholas of the Servites", a name derived from the Servite Order, which still owns it.At the end of century profile interventions have been implemented, the main one being held in 1983. In some of these interventions was the replacement of the stone, he must be very poor, in the apse, where they appreciate different finishes to the original stone.
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  • It is one of the oldest churches in Madrid. I got the impression that it was simple and simple rather than old. It must be a church loved by the localpeople. Photography inside was prohibited. I took pictures of the exterior and entrance door, but without the photos inside, I couldn't remember what it was like, and I was so forgetful that I was sad!
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  • It is located in the historic center of Madrid, 2 blocks from Plaza de la Villa, and is very close to the Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace area. It is the oldest church in Madrid, whose construction dates back to the 12th century, and in which stands out its Mudejar-style Bell Tower, as well as its formwork roof.
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  • Oldest church in Madrid unfortunately it was closed when we were there.
  • The oldest church of Madrid was the place for a concert of Renaissance music, played with instruments designed by Leonardo Da Vinci (march 19, 2018). It was a great concert and it was very interesting to know about those instruments!
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