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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 #10 of 457 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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DUBLIN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beautiful inside and out! After spending some times inside the Basilica, venture around to the back and visit the beautiful garden. Well worth the time away from tourist-heavy spots.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Even as someone who is an absolute novice about all these architectural, it was clear to me that this is one of the most elaborate buildings in Madrid. The decoration in the Basílica is beautiful, particularly the within the dome. I also (albeit accidentally) ended up on a tour* of the back rooms, completely free, which was super. *It was... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice to see the paintings where they belong. The guide was very enthousiast and gave interesting information (and not to much !). Still 45 minutes for the complete tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

very close to the royal palace this Basilica is a great place to visit as it is beautiful and as well is very very close to one of the greatest paces in Madrid for sundays, LA LATINA, so if you go just straight in front of the Basilica's door, and continue by that street, you will find the place that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The beautiful Royal Basilica De San Francisco El Grande, lies a between the stunning Puerto de Toledo and the Royal Palace, on Calle Bailen. Calle Bailen is a wonderful tree lined boulevard leading from the Puerto Toledo directly to the Royal Palace. About midway between lies the less visited, but stunningly beautiful Basilica. Built in the 18th century, during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This cathedral has none of the clutter of ancient cathedrals found all over Europe. Its beautiful stained glass windows are breathtaking in colour and imagery. All the chapels around the perimeter were very tastefully designed to give a feeling of sanctuary, peace, and simplicity. Even the statues and figures of the saints and holy family were without being overdone. There... More 

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