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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 38 00
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Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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+34 913 65 38 00
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"beautiful church"
in 33 reviews
"side chapels"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 29 reviews
"largest dome"
in 7 reviews
"main altar"
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"royal palace"
in 30 reviews
"stained glass"
in 6 reviews
"works of art"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"frescoes"
in 45 reviews
"mass"
in 22 reviews
"goya"
in 47 reviews
"cupola"
in 13 reviews
"sacristy"
in 11 reviews
"domes"
in 8 reviews
"christianity"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful cathedral. You get a free tour ( English/Spanish) from an enthousiastic guide. Entrance fee 5 euro (students 3). Beautiful paintings

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The wealthy and famous of Madrid get married here. The church is large and very beautiful. well worth a side visit while at the Prado museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many cathedrals and churches in Spain (and Europe) and this is definitely among the most impressive. The artistry and craftsmanship of the massive dome, the painted and carved interior, the life-like Carrera marble images, are all overwhelmingly beautiful. Pay for the "museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an Art Teacher with basic Spanish skills, I feel conflicted writing this review. I arrived 20 minutes before the 17:00 opening. There was no signage or people reassuring me I was in the right spot, at the correct time. At 17:00, the ticket taker...More

1  Thank nashvilledale
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church from the inside and outside. Full of architecture and art. Highly recommended to be visited

Thank Khaled Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably the most uniquely detailed dome I have ever seen. The images were appearing to be 3D on the dome due to the style of artwork. It’s absolutely stunning and the guide was very pleasant and friendly!!

Thank Akash V
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

A great Catholic Church in Madrid. The Impressive architecture of the "cupula" is a must-see. The round atrium gives an additional sense of space not usual on other temples.

Thank Lmadrid
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

This stunning church definitely gets overlooked as it’s located next to the enormous cathedral in Madrid. Not that much to look at from the outside but the detail and artwork inside is stunning. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Craig E
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Loved this building. The plan was to only stop for a few minutes and we ended up taking over fifty photos.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We went on a tour and it was amazing The gentleman who organised us spoke very good English and was lovely with us - just as he was about to start the tour with the small group, a large group of Spanish folk arrived He...More

Thank RBD999
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Bappa2222
February 18, 2018|
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Response from R0xy1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I paid 5 euros but that was because I arrived at the time of a guided tour. I did read that it is normally 2 euros to enter without the guide.
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Chiquis926
October 16, 2017|
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Response from adele-fitchett | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 to 12:30 and 16:00 to 18:30. Saturday: 11:00 to 13:30.
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Chiquis926
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Oded T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I really don't remember because it was open when we came. in their website it informed as: Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from... More
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