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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 #86 of 417 attractions in Madrid
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

As is true of many cathedrals in Europe, Almudena is ornate and breath-taking. If you walk to the Templo de Debod be sure to take in the view of the cathedral from the overlook there.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There's plenty to see on a casual walk around this Cathedral - but it's well worth exploring right around the back to a modern but magnificently decorated chapel. Like us, you could linger so long that you get 'caught' in the next service!

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Obninsk, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very beautiful place! Very friendly and cosy atmosphere! Interesting and good-looking inside. A must to see!

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Usa, Japan
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

this is a huge cathedral, but you cannot tell from looking on the outside on the main street. loved the stain glass windows, which were all contemporary designs with biblical themes. entry was almost free (recommended donation)

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London, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

For a bit of peace and serenity in Madrid, head to this Cathedral. The gothic architecture is simply stunning!! Worth a visit! However, I think the electric candles need to go in favour of the traditional flames.

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pontypridd
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This cathedral is next to the Royal Palace so one can visit both at the same time. Some aspects of the building are modern e.g. some of the stained glass mixed with older aspects. Thought the 'electric' candles were a bit tacky as were several other exhibits which you could light up by putting a Euro in a slot!

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this was a lovely cathedral; but when you compare it to some of the stunning cathedrals around Europe, it is nothing special. Having said that, we enjoyed our visit to the museum and dome - it is really worth doing this to see the Madrid skyline from outside the dome. The cathedral itself was interesting, but... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A beautiful church with stunning architecture. A one euro donation is recommended and is well worth it. My husband and I also stumbled on the church's crypt under the church. The entrance is around the corner. If you leave the entrance and walk to the street and then turn right you'll see a sign. Turn the corner on the right... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Really good building internally, filled with high arches and decorations. Donation of one euro to enter seemed reasonable and we spent about an hour in here. The outside though has nice bits and modern bits which look terrible. A really cheap replacement of the stone which should have been given more time and effort to improve

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Situated in the centre of the city looking out over the Royal Palace this is a must for visitors. A wealth of art to be seen including Goya, Le Greco and many others together with a fantastic collection of gold, silver and robes. Visit the copula and enjoy great views over the city.

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