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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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We visited this Cathedral following our visit to the Royal Palace. Entry to the Cathedral is free but the Museum connected to the church and which allows access to the roof has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this Cathedral following our visit to the Royal Palace. Entry to the Cathedral is free but the Museum connected to the church and which allows access to the roof has a charge of ten euros. The museum is worth visiting as it has the history of the church, it's bishops and comemorates papal visits to Madrid. There is... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Almoudena Cathedral is very famous with very high class of architecture in the building itself,in the different pictures present on the doors,glasses inside .Its design is so great with the library selling souveneirs & nearby many shops too.The Grand Via is a 10 minutes walk from it.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Almudena Cathedral is situeted nearby of Royal Palace and dating from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Interior of Almudena Cathedral is based in the Gothic style.its size is very impressive: it measures 104m long and 76m wide, with a central dome measuring 20m in diameter . Inside the cathedral you can see richly decorated statue of Our Lady of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Free or by donation, this is a must-see in Madrid. It's right next to the Royal Palace and should be seen in conjunction; it's probably worth a good 20-30 minutes of your time before going over to the palace. The ceilings are high and the entire place is beautifully designed in the gothic style they seem to love so much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very beautiful and just in front of the Royal Palace, between the cathedrals that I´ve visited this is one of the most ¨luxurious¨ and big, you can wall around mostly every inch of it which its not so common, definitely a most see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice view of the city from the top and nice cathedral, but I didn't think there was anything special about it. Perhaps it was because I'd already visited many other cathedrals/churches. I also went to the museum part which had some interesting pieces on show, and the smartphone-based audio guide was certainly useful.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The cathedral opened its door in 1993 and it took 100 years to build. The ceiling is brightly painted. Don't forget to visit the crypt.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Permission to build this cathedral came in 1868, building began in 1883, and continued until 1999. Clearly the Spanish take the notion of manana seriously. I loved the mix of architectural styles and the eclectic blend of decor inside. The modern bright ceilings are utterly gorgeous. Suggested entrance of one euro or what-you-will to be put in a donation box.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

the Catedral itself is very impressive and beautiful inside - worth visiting, the fee is 1 euro - a donation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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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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