One of Madrid's secrets, not too many people have discovered it yet. Go if you are a Goya fan. He is entombed here and his work is everywhere; with the dome and cupola being the main attraction. The Templo de Debod is not far from here.

Know Before You Go

Entrance to the chapel is free.
Photography is prohibited in the chapel.
Watch carefully for the chapel, as it is not clearly marked or signposted.
While you're in the area, check out the nearby parks and riverbank.
Ermita de San Antonio, often called “the Goya Pantheon”, is an 18th-century basilica which is decorated with frescoes by the famous Spanish painter Goya.

Depicting the miracles of St. Anthony, the paintings are on the dome and cupola. However, mirrors are strategically set up, so you can view them in detail without craning your neck! Photography of the frescoes is not allowed, but you can buy an excellent, well-illustrated guide booklet for only one euro.

When you're done, wander across the street to look at Goya’s statue, check out the river and the ducks, and enjoy the lovely neighbourhood. Goya, who died in France in 1828, is buried here (apparently without his head, since it was stolen in France). A little off the beaten track, north of Príncipe Pío station on Paseo de la Florida, the chapel is worth the visit for the Goya masterpieces.

Key Highlights

Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida, is a neoclassical chapel best known for its ceiling and dome frescoes by Francisco de Goya. In contrast to the rather staid exterior, the color and use of light in Goya's paintings are stunning. It is also in this chapel that Goya is now entombed.

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