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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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Hard to find so I only have pictures as we drove by on the Madrid City tour bus. Beautiful outside and I can only review out outer beauty and don't have review of the inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Hard to find so I only have pictures as we drove by on the Madrid City tour bus. Beautiful outside and I can only review out outer beauty and don't have review of the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a heck of a time trying to find this church, we were trying to find a large landmark and i we were trying to find a large a landmark and it is four small buildings. Again no pictures or video. But the works of art, paintings on the ceilings by Goya are magnificent and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Wandering aimlessly, I came upon this Basilica and immediately liked it. Adjacent to the main building there is a small garden and patio with plenty of benches, and right behind the basilica there is a park where many people lay on a nice day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was so disappointed that they only offer the tour in Spanish. So I didn't take the tour. I took lots of photos from the outside which is frankly beautiful They seem to operate weird hours as when we were there they were starting to lock up. Maybe typical old fashioned siesta? who knows well worth a visit but only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

the tour which allows a visit to areas, not availble to the general public is fascinating, but onlhy offered in Spanish

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I've been to a lot of churches but this one stands out - it's so grand and is beautifully lit. The only was to see it is a Spanish language tour, which I enjoyed even though I know about 5 Spanish words - it showed off the church's fantastic acoustics. That said, it is just a church, and is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nothing less than the most beautiful church, I've ever visited! If you miss this, you will be sorry. From the outside it doesn't look like a very interesting place, but don't be fooled..... We were lucky to follow a group to the back rooms also. Be warned....they lock up for siesta!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Cathedral Almundena and Toledo are beautiful. This Basilica is grand in its own way w a completely different architectural style. There was a 3 E entrance fee that I thought was a bit much but at the end of the day, I thought it was worth it. There is a tour that will take you thru each of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I went to the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande and enjoyed it very much. There was a guided tour that showed us everything and the guide was quite simpatico. He showed us the art work at the back of the church. He explained all the paintings in each chapel of the church. The church is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our apartment was quite close to this marvellous church so we passed it numerous times. The sheer size and scale is remarkable. We took the first opportunity to visit it, which was early the first morning after arrival. The interior is astonishing. The outstanding feature is the beautiful dome that was modelled on the Roman Pantheon. The paintings and decoration... More 

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