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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

Calle de San Buenaventura, 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 38 00
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Ranked #18 of 546 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Ok from the outaidw but you must go inside to appreciate one of the most goegeously decorated churches ever.The frescoes inside rhis church are jaw deopping. Crazy to miss it especially as it is a ten minute walk from Madrids fantastic royal palaxce

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Would be nearly impossible to build something as beautiful as this in the 21 century. One of the must see places to visit. Take a trip on the open top bus goes past all the important places which you can then visit after.

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Gibbs, Saint Peter, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this city is what its all about in Spain. laid back , friendly, beautiful city. I was blown away by the charm of this city.I will definitely visit again and again.

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice church near Palacio real. Only a little walk from Palacio Real Not first choice but it ia worthsee monument

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This Basilica should be THE cathedral for the city of Madrid. It was beautiful in every aspect and was not overdone in the least. There is Goya inside and if you get there early, you can get in free before Mass. GO!!!!

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Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The people at the entrance ( 3 euros ) are welcoming you with a great smile and then when you get in you can just follow a very very good guided tour for free, wow! Even for those people that are not crazy about history this can be a very good time to spend there and the guided tour will... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We read in the guide books about the cathedral but little mention of this historic religious beauty. The admission is very reasons me and included a tour which we did not understand d because it was in Spanish but took us deep into the Brasilia to see the frescos and paintings which adorn the entire building. There is even a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Well worth the 3 euros to enter. You get a guided tour too for the money, of the main part of the basilica and some private areas. The frescos and the decoration are impressive as is the dome and there is a Goya fresco including his self-portrait.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is said that this basilica is the fourth largest in the world, and ir shows. One of the best and most impressive religious buildings I got to see. Notice that it is open afternoon only from 17:00 and not 16:00 as many guide books say.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Guide book suggested open at 4pm. Hand written note on door said 5pm. So glad we returned. It is fantastic. The central dome is one of the highest in the world and the chapel on the left contains a self portrait by Goya. It has been recently renovated and entry is free.

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