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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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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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If your visiting the Royal Palace (palicio real) this is just next door and it's free to enter , has a cold athmosphere , but then again it's a tourist site , interesting ...but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland

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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the chance of attaining the Sunday ceremony in Almudena Cathedral and I was really impressed by the set up. It is not to be missed.

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Ibague, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a piece of art by itself, neo-gothic style.If you are cristian take few minutes to pray and admire the spectacular Blessed Sacrament Chapel

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Bucharest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is by no means as impressive as other famous cathedrals, but worth a visit nevertheless. They have a sign inside letting you know they offer free Wi-Fi :) If you want to admire some of the painting hung on the walls you have to pay (near every painting there is a machine where you put a coin and the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cathedral of Saint Mary the Royal of La Almudena was constructed at the end of the 19th Century in the heart of Madrid. In 1883 the first stone of this impressive monument was laid . The inside of the church retains a Neo -Gothic style, although the outside is Classicist.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your visiting the Royal Palace (palicio real) this is just next door and it's free to enter , has a cold athmosphere , but then again it's a tourist site , interesting ...but you will need a guide book for the history as there are no signs to explain anything.

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Thank Sean L
Harrow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for a visit and beautiful inside albeit it is a more modern church so does not have that sense of history as with other churches. Stayed for mass which is every day at Six and Seven pm and more on Sunday. The music was beautiful during the service.

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Region of Murcia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Huge, beautiful cathedral. Worth checking out. Lots of different areas to see while inside. Great tourist attraction.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is very beautiful inside. A jewel in the city of Madrid. Great value and worth a 30 minute visit to witness the inside. Next door to the Royal Palace.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral is lovely and inviting as one would expect. But I found the exhibits well worth the time. The artifacts and vestments were well preserved and sparked imagination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit but as it was built relatively recently, it is not as grand or ornate as the other nearby cathedral in Madrid. Definitely go though!

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