Situated 20 kilometers from Madrid, there is a little village which is famous especially thanks to its “Catedral del Loco”. Justo Gallego Martínez lives in Mejorada del Campom which is a municipality of the Madrid autonomous region. Since 1961, Justo is building a cathedral by his own and without any assistance that is why is even more surprising when you see the size of the cathedral.

Almost without any knowledge of arquitecture and construction, Justo Gallegos decided 50 years ago that he would build a Christian Cathedral that is today one of the main attraction of Mejorada.

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It is because of a promises that the Justo´s cathedral appeared. Indeed, Justo promised to built that cathedral long time ago, when he recovered from tuberculosis. Actually he wanted to thanks God and the Virgin for saving him.

From the morning and until the night, Justo Gallegos lifts the Mejorada Cathedral every day a little bit more and has been able to build it thanks to the sell of some personal properties and the donation of people that support his cause.

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The Justo Callego Cathedral in Mejorada de Campo is also known as the Aquarius Cathedral because in 2005, the drink brand name recorded an advertisement so that Justo became famous all around the world.

How to go to Mejorada de Campo from Madrid? You can take the bus (line 282) from Avenida América (San Fernando) and go directly to Mejorada del Campo. The lines 284, 285, 340 and 341 and the nocturne line N 21 also bring you to the little village.

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If you are in an accommodation in Madrid you can take a 1-day trip to Mejorada del Campo. With a monthly rental in Madrid you will also be able to travel to all the villages close from Madrid.

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