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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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Impressive architecture

Impressive cathedral that sits next to the Royal Palace. A minimal donation for entry and you can enjoy a spectacular space and interesting religious art to boot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

be sure to admire the artwork on the immense bronze entry doors. sit in various pews inside to view different sections of the colorful ornate ceiling. also note the modern abstract stained glass windows, paintings, statues, side chapels. and Be Sure to also visit the crypt that has a separate entry door, and note the 400 columns each with unique... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The crypt of this cathedral was built and in use way before the building atop it, so this part with hundreds of coulumns, stain glass windows and icons a plenty is far more traditional. When you go into the cathedral on top, which was completed in the 1980s and consecrated by Pope John Paul II, the modern feel of it... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

From sixteenth (first demanded) to twentieth centuries is a long time for a cathedral to actually be built, but the result is a fascinating mix of the gothic and contempororary. Look up - the light streaming onto the brilliantly coloured ceiling panels and high windows is just glorious.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was fascinating to learn that for historical and religious reasons it was as late as 1993 that this fine cathedral was finally completed. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul, whose statue is in the courtyard. It is imposingly situated opposite the Royal Palace and it is from this vantage point that the impressive façade with two towers and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Impressive cathedral that sits next to the Royal Palace. A minimal donation for entry and you can enjoy a spectacular space and interesting religious art to boot.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loved the architecture. I was also impressed by the serenity - people did respect the signs asking visitors to be quiet and respectful of others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a relatively modern (for Madrid) cathedral next to the Palace. It is light, airy and beautiful inside. It has impressive modern stained glass windows and contemporary designs on its ceilings and the dome above the main alter. Its exterior is also imposing and almost matched the Royal Palace which is adjacent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the main attractions in every famous European capital is , usually, the royal place, since the kings invested colossal funds and and very hard work ( not necessarily their own) in order to reflect their force, their greatness , as well, the architectural and artistic fashion of their time and vision . The Royal Palace of Madrid ,build... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This church is located in front of the Royal Palace. It is free of charge and it is grand and amazing. Easily you can spend minimum 30 mins inside just to enjoy the painting and interiors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A mix of traditional and modern - very traditional stonework, but some of the stained glass windows are very funky, and the decoration of the ceilings is just gorgeous. The inside of the dome in quite stunning, and the views from the outside are amazing too. Well worth a visit, even if you have no real religious inclination.

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