Mejorada del Campo Travel Guide

  • The unfinished church
    The unfinished church
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  • Justo working in Mejorada
    Justo working in Mejorada
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  • A ceiling made out of recycled materials
    A ceiling made out of recycled materials
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  • 44 years

    He has been working in this project a lifetime, 44 years, and won't probably see the end of it, as he is 82 years old now. Nevertheless he keeps getting up early for his daily work and practically lives for it.And after him? You never know, but he left all this to the Catholic Church...

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  • The library

    There will be a library dedicated obviously to religious topics, which has been promised already hundreds of books from private or institutional donations.

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  • The cloister

    But the complex he is building is not only a small church. He wanted a BIG church, a cathedral, with its cloister, library, crypt, chapels, a house for the priest...

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  • Justo Gallego Martinez

    So who is this man? Justo was born in 1925 in Mejorada in a peasants family, and when he was 27 he decided to dedicate his life to God. After eight years in a monastery at a Trappist order in Soria (north Spain) he was obliged to leave, as his tuberculosis was considered dangerous for the rest of the monks. He then decided to "work for God" in a...

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  • The money

    So who pays all this? you might ask yourself... HE does, there is no marketing network underneath, he only accepts voluntary donations, people leave what they will, just little amounts to help him go on. Construction companies leave him their exceeding materials, things they won't use, Yamaha is gonna donate an organ once it is finished.But, in...

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  • Devotion

    There are many persons who visit the church in construction and belive in Justo's project. They show their devotion leaving small shrines, pics, images... so here and there you will find many signs of humble devotion.

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Mejorada del Campo Transportation

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    by SirRichard Written Feb 5, 2006

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    Though Mejorada is located not far from Barajas airport (you can see the planes passing by every few minutes) there is no easy public transport from there (maybe a taxi).
    The best way to get there is to take the R3 road from Madrid or a public Bus (341) from Plaza de Casal Square.

    A plane passing by
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Mejorada del Campo Warnings and Dangers

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    by SirRichard Written Feb 5, 2006

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    Even though there have been no accidents so far (he is the only worker, except in summers when he accepts architecture students helping him), you must be careful when you visit the place, as it is still under construction and dangers are everywhere!

    Brick towers
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