San Nicolás de Los Servitas, Madrid

San Nicolás de los Servitas Church is the oldest church in Madrid, and the church's 12th-century bell tower is one of the oldest structures in Madrid.

There is some debate over whether the bell tower once formed part of an Arab mosque.

The bell tower was more likely built after the Christian reconquest of Madrid in 1085, but its style is evidence that it was crafted by either Moorish workers (Mudéjars) or Spaniards well versed in the style.

The rest of the church was reconstructed in the 15th century.

The tiny interior contains paintings by Pedro de Mena and sculptures by Nicolás Busi.

Exhibits inside the church detail the Islamic history of early Madrid.


Quick Facts on San Nicolás de Los Servitas

Site Information
Names:San Nicolas de Bari · San Nicolás de los Servitas
Styles:Gothic; Mudejar
Dedication: St. Nicholas
Status: active
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:40.415846° N, 3.711922° W
Address:Plaza de San Nicolás
Madrid, Spain
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More Information

  • Address: Plaza San Nicolás, Madrid, Spain
  • Phone: 91-559-40-64
  • Metro: Opera
  • Bus: 3
  • Hours: Mon 8:30am-1pm; Tues-Sat 9-9:30am and 6:30-8:30pm; Sun 10am-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm
  • Cost: Free
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