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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

Address: Calle de San Buenaventura, 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 65 38 00
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Ranked #24 of 1,380 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Yogya
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295 reviews 295 reviews
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

From outside this church seems to be rusty eventhough the building is still impressive. However when you went inside, definitely you will be stunned. I can say this church is the most beautiful one in Madrid. It is so big and the paintings inside are beautiful. Do not miss the tour guide inside if you can speak Spanish. Closest metro... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

There's no other way to describe the interior - it's really something. Well worth seeing, but in retrospect I wish I'd done more homework or purchased an in-depth guide. While it's perfectly OK for a spanish church in Madrid to give tours only in Spanish it meant that I was left grasping to understand the detail - and there's plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What was most interesting about this Basilica is that the interior decorations were very modern from the ceiling to the stained glass windows. Quite unique! However, I found the crypt to be more interesting, especially the sculptures and carvings. A bit of a hidden gem since you have to reach this place on the outside of the basilica.

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Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Almost didn't go in but so glad we did. Full of beautiful stained glass, paintings and Frescos. Statues, beautiful carved pieces and lovely twisty pulpits of gold and marble. Back rooms full of paintings as well; you'd never know there was so much going on behind the lovely church itself, which was the only church to rival the truly beautiful... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

A truly surprisingly spectacular church inside. We were told that the cupola or dome is the third largest in diameter in the World after the Agrippa Pantheon in Rome, and St. Peter in the Vatican. Beautifully decorated with frescoes, bronze statues, and amazing paintings from artists such as Goya and Zurbarán. One of the many amazing churches in Madrid. It... More 

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Belgrade, null, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I am not fan of football.Sorry. But I bought my husband a ticket so I wanted to see for the first time how it looks and just to be partner in crime there:) I was surprised!!!they have a culture of waching games (we were watching Real M. vs Atletico on Januarry 15th) and it was a really amazing experience :)))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We liked it more than Almudena. Very big and impressive! It's a nice church and in an interesting location.

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

if you are into cathedrals and religious places this place is for.both interior and exterior are good.....

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A short distance from the famous arch "Puerta de Toledo" this church like the majority of the churches of the city is very charming, there are paintings and artwork enviable to a museum. If you're in the area 10 minutes to visit the church inside I would spend them.  

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

i saw it only outside, because it was already closed. It's worth seeing,because of the view around the Basillica

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