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Almudena Cathedral

Calle Mayor, 90, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915422200
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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #74 of 442 attractions in Madrid
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Cathedral of La Almudena     Across the square of the Palacio Real is the Almudena Cathedral. This was the church where Prince Felipe married Letizia... more »
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Vejle, Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The cathedral itself was beautiful and well worth a visit. For only EUR 6 per person, you can visit the cathedral, the museum AND enjoy the spectacular views from outside the dome. You get a 360 on Madrid and an overview of the castle courtyard. Don't forget to visit the crypt afterwards. The entrance it in the opposite side if... More

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Terrific church. The best part was the climb to the top. And you get a fantastic view of the adjoining palace as well. Fun!

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Braganca, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a breathtaking cathedral. It is colossal and makes you think how they built these things so long ago. If you have the chance, check out the catacombs free of charge. There are many graves stones of princes and princesses inside, so be prepared to dodge some stuff. The sculpture ate the far end is just staggering. A must... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is entry by donation. They suggest €1-2 per person. It is very modern inside and nothing like I've ever seen in Europe before. Worth going just to see something different.

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Palermo, Italy
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248 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Impossible not to be noticed, this cathedral stand in the square of the royal palace. Its majesty is its most remarkable feature, but still it lacks of something in order to be considered a masterpiece. Anyway definetely worth to see.

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new york
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There comes a point when one has seen many cathedrals and churches and is tempted to pass on visiting another one. Don't pass up this one. The combination of classical and contemporary is unique and, to my eye, very interesting. I especially loved the ceiling. If you are in this area and only have time to visit one site, go... More

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Marsascala, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just opposite the massive Royal Palace of Madrid, is this enormous Cathedral. It's modernity makes a welcome change to the many other ancient churches that you will come across whilst roaming other southern European streets, and is one of the attractions that should not be missed whilst in Madrid. Due to its proximity with other major attractions in the Spanish... More

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Valletta, Malta
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This cathedral stands right in front of the Royal Palace and you can take great pictures of it from the Royal Palace's square. To get there you must go to the back of the Royal Palace. You can climb up to the balcony and take a great picture of the palace square. There is also a crypt and a museum.... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Being presented with the prospect of singing a service in a Cathedral in Madrid seemed nice, yet fairly benign and tame to us sitting in our pokey university music room- how wrong we were. The true scope of the occasion seemed to only hit us as we finally came into view of the place- it was massive. Really quite enormous.... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Place in Madrid - must see. In front of Real palace, very modern but very beautiful cathedral. Very impressive paintings.

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