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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

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Address: Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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The Most Beautiful Church in Madrid

I always enjoy visiting the Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande after visiting the Palacio Real because this church is not too far from the palace. This church is very... read more

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always enjoy visiting the Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande after visiting the Palacio Real because this church is not too far from the palace. This church is very elegant and I enjoy seeing the very large paintings on the walls.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

with 3euros you get a guide explaining everything regarding the place, the history of the basilica, and much more. Don't miss it!

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite church in Madrid and possibly anywhere. I visit every year and this year was no exception. It's 3 euros to get in.Sometimes you have to go on the guided tour (the slim chap with the black hair is brilliant, enthusiastic and funny) and sometimes you can just wonder round. the tour takes you round the back of the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes this is a truly spectacular giant dome, one of the largest ever it seems. It is therefore worth a quick visit. For the rest, it's just the usual paraphernalia for believers.... to whom I certainly don't belong, so let's say I'm slightly biased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

come to mass. come to learn about the history of this wonderful cathedral. history, religion... beautiful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is literally a few minutes walk past the cathedral ( which is a lovely modern church) this is a beautiful church and really worth the visit. The gentleman at the church stall was really helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a stroll through the area, we stopped in for a quick gander. The basilica is beautiful both inside and outside. During our stop, there was a mass going on, so we were very quiet and moved very slowly in the back. I'm sure the priest is constantly seeing people pop in and out all day, so he's used to... More 

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Landskrona, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Real Basilica is as beautiful inside as outside. We saw it many times from outside in different light and went inside the in the morning and there were few people there so we could enjoy the peacefulness of the place. There was beautiful music on which created very special atmosphere. Great architecture!

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We attended Mass on a Sunday morning at this Basilica and it was very peaceful. Smaller really than it looks which was nice, and it was very bright and just beautiful. Also nice were the bakeries around the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This massive edifice is well worth a visit. A couple of Euro gets you on to the (admittedly Spanish language) tour - but hey, ancient O-level Spanish and a son who is pretty handy with the language and can translate simultaneously helps! The Basilica is magnificent and boasts a range of impressive side-chapels as well as a beautifully frescoes dome.

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