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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 #9 of 438 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful inside! The details were amazing, and the aura of the environment felt very sacred.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This church was truly breath taking. We really were surprised at how much light was inside. Don't miss it.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We like old cathedrals, castles and similar places, and this is a treasure in all senses. Watch the opening hours as short. We went prior to going in the Royal Palace and this worked well. Not such a long walk from the Palace as it looks.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you love history and architecture. make Madrid a must on your travel destinations. Real Basilica de San Fransico del Grande is just one of the many amazing structures that blows the mind on how so much pain and effort was able to erect these amazing monuments

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I love to visit the Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande. It is probably the most beautiful church in Madrid. There is plenty of good art in the church and the architecture is quite beautiful. The cupola is very interesting with its paintings.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So plain on the outside but wait until you see the inside - wonderfully decorated with many paintings in the rear. The guided tour was in Spanish though!

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DUBLIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After 5 or 6 stays in Madrid, I finally got around to this beautiful church. If you have any fondness for churches I strongly recommend it. I liked it more than the Cathedrals in Toledo, Madrid (no contest) or even Seville. The guided tour is in Spanish but I understood most of it. i would go back at some point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

and each seems very different from each other with archectural and religious art that is impressive. this one was well worth the stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think at your first sight, you will definitely astonished by this epic and gorgeous architecture, . You might want to take a close look, but hold ur step, keep a bit away from it. Always remember that Distances is a kind of beauty.

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Ovilla, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great history in this cathedral. Artwork and statues are incredible. Shop on premises sells rosaries made with olive pits. My mom loves hers.

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