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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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Enormous and Impressive Basilica

Very impressive. Its enormous. It has its own park attached to it in the back. The park is open to everyone but the Basilica is only open certain hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very impressive. Its enormous. It has its own park attached to it in the back. The park is open to everyone but the Basilica is only open certain hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Almost accidentely hit the basilica and after reading on the door that there are artworks by Goya and Zurbarano, decided to enter. The price was 3€ for an adult and 2€ for a student. The guide inside lead a group of tourist. It was in spanish and we understood only a small bit but even that was worth it -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

attended an 11am mass in a side chapel at this church. very quite and cool inside away from all the crowds,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Free entry and the ceiling and stained glass are beautiful. The sign says no photography inside, but we soaw quite a few people taking photos. Maybe they used to say this to get people to buy the photo-postcards in the shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

You must visit the incredible cupola inside this beautiful church. The frescoes right around the interior of this church is absolutely remarkable. A beautiful building a short walk from the royal palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You're probably going to be in the neighborhood anyway, so why not take a look? The architecture is great and provides a very welcome chill in the Spanish heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is so hard to rate the cathedrals and basilicas in Spain. They are all unique and have their own story and history. Although this wasn't the largest it was one of the prettiest. I only wish there was a guide that spoke English so I could follow along. Well, thank goodness for the internet so I could go back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Less than a mile from the Cathedral of Madrid, this church is magnificent as well. We attended mass and were inspired by the altar, the congregation and the beautiful music. Anyone that wants to attend mass and avoid the crowds at the cathedral will be happy at the Real Basilica.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande is a Roman Catholic church. It is located in La Latina. The main façade faces the Plaza of San Francisco. It forms part of the convent of Jesús y María of the Franciscan order. The basilica was designed in a Neoclassic style in the second half of the 18th century. The church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This big imposing building just down from the Royal Palace is a must see in Madrid. A Fine imposing church with the 4th biggest done in the world. Lovely side chapels and magnificent frescos all over make this a must visit place.

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Address: Address: Calle de San Buenaventura, 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 65 38 00
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid

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