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Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

The outside is very impressive , amazing collection of artwork and it is said to have the largest dome in Spain. Well worth a visit.

Thank johnmeeking7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this stop and make sure to visit the sacristy for some amazing paintings. Check the hours of operation before you go.

Thank traveling_danw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit but you have to plan ahead if you want to go inside. The hours are limited and somewhat unusual. Gorgeous park next to it for you to enjoy as well.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Madrid on vacation I had a list of places to visit. We had walked up to the exterior of the San Francisco el Grande and noticed the gray building with cement surrounding it and looked like it was not properly being taken care...More

Thank Ramon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inner decoration of this church is rich and truly impressive. I appreciate that you could also go "behind the scenes" and take a look to the chambers behind the altar. But I'm not quite sure why I had to pay 5eur as an entrance...More

Thank Zuzana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This grand church has an extravagant fresco dome - which interestingly is over the people - not the main chapel. This is a very beautiful church worth visiting. Right next to it is a lovely garden with beautiful views over Madrid . There are plenty...More

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They ask for a 1 euro donation but it is not mandatory. Well worth the $1 inside is very beautiful and stained glass is awesome.

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful basilica , the interior is all gold decorated with beautiful paintings. Inside there is also a small art gallery with lots of big paintings showing biblical stories! Definitely worth the visit and for a student entry fee was only 3 euro, very...More

Thank Maya R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No entry fee here, just 1 euro donation asked for. Some lovely decorations inside. Partly closed for a mass as we arrived which made for a nice atmosphere.

Thank A_50s_couple
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful from the outside. I can't say how it looks from the inside since it was closed. Check the working hours and pay a visit.

Thank jelchek
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February 18, 2018|
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Response from R0xy1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I paid 5 euros but that was because I arrived at the time of a guided tour. I did read that it is normally 2 euros to enter without the guide.
October 16, 2017|
Response from adele-fitchett | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 to 12:30 and 16:00 to 18:30. Saturday: 11:00 to 13:30.
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Oded T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I really don't remember because it was open when we came. in their website it informed as: Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from... More