BONAVÍA, Santiago
(b. 1705, Piacenza, d. 1759, Aranjuez)

Exterior view

Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel, Madrid

The Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel (Pontifical Basilica of St. Michael) in Madrid is a Baroque building designed by Santiago Bonavía. It is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica in central Madrid, located adjacent to the Archbishop's Palace.

Construction began in 1739, on the site of the parish church of Sts. Justus and Pastor and was completed in 1745. After the Napoleonic invasion, the church added the advocacy of Saint Michael (San Miguel), when the nearby parish church of San Miguel de los Octoes was torn down. On the façade, the allegorical statues of Charity, Faith, Hope, and Fortitude were placed.