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Almudena Cathedral

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Address: Calle Bailen 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915422200
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Begun in 1879 but inaugurated in 1993, the cathedral is Neo-Gothic with...
Begun in 1879 but inaugurated in 1993, the cathedral is Neo-Gothic with chapels and statues of contemporary artists.The Neo-Romanesque crypt houses a 16th century image of the "Virgen de la Almudena."
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The Almudena cathedral is one of the nicest I have been too on my travels, it's really beautiful and striking from the outside (however the entrance is not through the main facade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Almudena cathedral is one of the nicest I have been too on my travels, it's really beautiful and striking from the outside (however the entrance is not through the main facade so make sure you do walk around to see the front at some point!) Look up at the really beautifully painted ceilings at the intricate patterns. There are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There's some lovely architecture and art to see here but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. I have seen nicer cathedrals in other cities like Sevilla. The crypt is nice to visit too and the cost is 1EU. It's on the side of the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

main cathedral in Madrid, situated next to the Royal Palace. both worth a visit. take time to spend some time at the cathedral appreciating the work and peacefulness of this place of worship

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have visited many Cathedrals over Europe and further afield including St Peters in Rome and this one is up there. A fantastic view on entering, the ceilings are out of this world and take your breath away. The alter of the golden Madonna which you can go right up to and say a prayer is wonderful and very moving.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Cathedral is right next to the Royal Palace & even if you're not religious some of the art inside is breathtaking. Though there is no official charge to enter, their is a sign asking for a 1€ donation to help fund the Cathedral. Actually sitting inside can be quite peaceful & if you've done a lot of walking around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Must see inside. Huge and traditional. A piece of Madrid. The view from the dome is just amazing and its worth. From there you can walk in 10 minutes to the teleferic, another great atraction of the capital.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A catholic church located near Royal Palace and a museum in Madrid, Spain. This cathedral is very famous and the architectural design is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We didn't go inside as we weren't really interested in seeing what was inside of the cathedral but the façade is amazing and the structure itself is just beautiful. This location is a must for photo takers. You can also get a great distance shot of the cathedral from the park behind the Templo de Debod. It's right down the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had planned to go to the Royal Palace but found it was closed. However, this was open and reasonably priced. We went in and were surprised at this gem we had not read about. The view from the second floor was lovely. The altarpiece was beautiful as well as the pipe organ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Rather than entering through the main entrance go around to the museum entrance which is opposite the Palace. It costs 6 euro and is only open between 10am and 2:30pm but it gives you access to the roof (and there are lifts for those that need it). From the roof you get a 360 degree view over Madrid. The actual... More 

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