This Saturday, April 6, José Luis Martínez Almeida and Teresa Urquijo y Moreno They will finally say yes. The mayor of Madrid and the real estate analyst will hold the banquet and party at El Canto de la Cruz, a farm in Colmenar Viejo that belongs to her grandmother.

On the other hand, the religious ceremonies of the wedding will take place at 12 noon in the center of Madrid, specifically in the Jesuit church of San Francisco de Borja. This neo-baroque temple was built in 1946 and is located on Calle Serrano, in the Madrid neighborhood of Salamanca.


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The history of the church of San Francisco de Borja

The origins of the church of San Francisco de Borja date back to 1946, when construction work began, which lasted until 1950. The religious building was designed by the architect Francisco de Asís Fort following a neo-baroque style.

The temple is the seat of the parish of the Sacred Heart and San Francisco de Borja and institutions and groups linked to the Jesuits met there, such as the Marian Congregation of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, which was dedicated to promoting devotion to the Immaculate Conception among young people.

Church of San Francisco de Borja.
Church of San Francisco de Borja.

Furthermore, the President of the Government went to this church every morning, Luis Carrero Blanco, before going to the headquarters of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. In fact, on December 20, 1973, when he was a victim of the terrorist attack that ended his life, the admiral was returning from the temple. The bomb placed under his vehicle caused it to fly through the air until it fell on the roof of the Professed Housethe residence of the provincial of the Jesuits attached to the church itself.

The structure of the temple

Regarding the structure of the church of San Francisco de Borja, we can find the altar dedicated to the titular saint of the temple on the Epistle side, that is, on the right side. Likewise, on the Gospel side, on the left, is the altar dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.

Interior of the Church of San Francisco de Borja.
Interior of the Church of San Francisco de Borja.

Also It is worth highlighting the cloisterwhich houses on its north side (which corresponds to the other side of the wall where the altar of San Francisco de Borja is) the tomb with the remains of Saint Joseph Mary Rubioa Spanish saint of the Society of Jesus, canonized by John Paul II and described as the Apostle of Madrid by the Archbishop of Madrid, Leopoldo Eijo y Gara.

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