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Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida (Goya's tomb)

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Published 08/20/2018

Fodor's Review

Built between 1792 and 1798 by the Italian architect Francisco Fontana, this neoclassical church was financed by King Carlos IV, who also commissioned Goya to paint the vaults and the main dome: it took him 120 days to fully depict events of the 13th century (St. Anthony of Padua resurrecting a dead man) as if they had happened five centuries later, with naturalistic images never used before to paint religious scenes. Opposite the image of the frightening dead man on the main dome, Goya painted himself as a man covered with a black cloak. The frescoes' third restoration phase ended in 2005, and visitors can now admire them in their full splendor. Goya, who died in Bordeaux in 1828, is buried here (without his head, because it was stolen in France) under an unadorned gravestone.

Sight Information


Glorieta de San Antonio de la Florida 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28008, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed Mon.

Published 08/20/2018


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