Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Santa Barbara Church


Santa Barbara Church, Madrid, Spain

This Church was founded by Barbara de Braganza. She was a Portuguese Princess married with Fernando VI, the King of Spain.


Santa Barbara Church, Madrid, Spain

In Spain Kings are buried in El Escorial. Queens are also buried there if they have been mothers of Kings. Barbara de Braganza and Fernando VI didn't have children. Therefore Barbara de Braganza was buried in this Church.


Santa Barbara Church, Madrid, Spain

Fernando VI was so in love with Barbara that he preferred to be buried in this Church rather than in El Escurial.