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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

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Address: Calle de San Buenaventura, 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 65 38 00
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Breathtaking and humbling

We were lucky enough to visit during Sunday Mass. The place is breathtakingly beautiful, with everything so big that one feels humbled and small. The priests chanting and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to visit during Sunday Mass. The place is breathtakingly beautiful, with everything so big that one feels humbled and small. The priests chanting and the organ music echo through the multitude of domes. The frescos on the ceilings and walls are a statement of the labour of love by the artist who painted them. The statues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Truly magnificent basilica--compared to the pantheon in Rome, but in many ways more beautiful and moving. First impression is breath-taking and every moment is rewarded as you walk through. Make time to go here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Been to Madrid four times but this was the first time I was able to go inside. It is a must see in my view if you appreciate churches or cathedrals and all the artistry, design, and history. How they were able to create such a magnificent church over 500 years ago is beyond comprehension. When we visited there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A large unimpressive church from the outside but inside is truly WOW!!! The altar, the frescoes along the walls and ceiling were the finest of artistry and the statues that lined each corner were excellent work of art. Truly a place of spiritual solace and a treasure of the faith before our time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Really excellent guided tour. History, art and religion all mixed in together. Nice and cool on a hot day. Doesn't look like much outside, but wait until you enter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not many tours offer this church as a stop, and honestly is my personal favourite. On the outside doesn't look really promising, but once you are in, is amazing! All the murals, windows and sculptures are breathtaking. And a fun fact that not everybody know: this is Spain's biggest cupola.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

May profit to visit in your way from the Royal Palace and Cathedral as is walking distance from, close to the Rastro Market too on Sundays... as to tourguides.viator Paloma T the way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very impressive. Its enormous. It has its own park attached to it in the back. The park is open to everyone but the Basilica is only open certain hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Almost accidentely hit the basilica and after reading on the door that there are artworks by Goya and Zurbarano, decided to enter. The price was 3€ for an adult and 2€ for a student. The guide inside lead a group of tourist. It was in spanish and we understood only a small bit but even that was worth it -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

attended an 11am mass in a side chapel at this church. very quite and cool inside away from all the crowds,

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Address: Calle de San Buenaventura, 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 65 38 00
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid

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