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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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Very fine church!

I was really surprised how beautiful was this Spanish cathedral. Maybe it is not so famous like the French ones or display so many details like them, but it is amazingly harmonic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

I was really surprised how beautiful was this Spanish cathedral. Maybe it is not so famous like the French ones or display so many details like them, but it is amazingly harmonic building with impressive interior, proportions and most of all acoustic. I suggest you to visit this church when the concert is performed. I was stunned by choir music... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is impressive in the sense of its size and unique decorations. The colourful paintings and ornaments on parts of it ceiling seem exotic and in the same time they make the usually mystic atmosphere more lively, closer to the people. I enjoyed visiting it

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Catedral de la Almudena is a very large and beautiful cathedral. It is a nice place to stop by to pray and sit in the pews for a while. I did not have a chance to visit the museum part, but I have heard it is very well worth the 6 euro spent. The entry fee for just the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Almudena Cathedral is hardly mentioned and yet it is so close to the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), just a short walk away from the square. This very impressive modern Catholic Cathedral was a real treat to visit. I was surprised to learn how new the cathedral is, the Neoclassical and Gothic design easily blends into the surroundings buildings that it... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A beautiful space, like most cathedrals, and along the walking path from Sol station to the Royal Palace. This one is light and airy and has white stone construction that further enhances the generally light feeling of the space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The more I see this cathedral the more I like it. Its not youre typical ancient european cathedral. Which is one of the reasons its so interesting. Going on top of the cathedral to get incredible views of this fantastic city is obligatory. There is a small fee to do so but it is totally worth it.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Don't miss this! After touring the Royal Palace, you may not think this Cathedral will wow you...but it will! Incredible ceiling and you can stop to rest and pray in a pew. The best part, get to the top of the Dome and check out the panoramic views of Madrid. breathtaking!

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Wilton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 556 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The exterior cannot prepare you for what lays inside. This Cathedral is like nothing I've ever seen. The architecture is Gothic in nature but the art, in wood, metals, painted surfaces in vibrant colors and the modernistic stained glass windows just burst to life to me. The intricate wood working and painting of the ceiling panels, (or is it inlaid... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This cathedral is worth a visit for sure. It's right next to the Royal Palace and the outside already looks great. The real amazement starts when you go inside though. The ceiling and windows have very modern decorations and the church organ is impressive to say the least. The only downside is the fact that they don't offer the lighting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a must see. First of all the Architecture is magnificent. You should walk the stairs to the top and go outside to see the view of the city. Allow yourself enough time for pictures and to look at the church relics. Very interesting history

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Additional Information about Almudena Cathedral

Address: Calle Bailen 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915422200
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm

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