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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
Phone Number: +34 913 65 38 00
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Beautiful and peaceful place of worship

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nanaepl
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Aptos, California
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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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laguna, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gates opened at 1700h. Entrance was €3 with guided tour but in Spanish. Love the paintings and marbles. I hope the photos I took gives it justice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is really difficult find it open, if you got the chance go inside. The dome is amazing, not only because of it rounded shape but the incredible painting.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being right next to the palace is like having two attractions in one. Beautiful building to appreciate and well worth seeing.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral was one of the highlights of the trip for us. It was pristinely beautiful, very well maintained, the caretakers were really nice, and it was actually not very touristy. It's a working church still holding mass. We actually arrived at the end of a daily mass and waited outside until the mass was done so as not to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basilica is an 18thC building with one of the biggest domes in Europe over 170 feet high. Worth a visit just for this.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It s a beautiful church to visit. Dont miss it. Located beside La latina neighbourhood and the Royal palace and the Cathedral, it is must see place.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica is spectacular and of a grand scale. Both the inside and outside are worth viewing. We especially enjoyed the park on the side of the building with great views of Madrid.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were staying opposite the Basilica and visited it on our last morning in Madrid. The interior is highly decorated and we eventually decided that we had found the yellow shirted Goya in one of his paintings. The only tours available are in Spanish and unless you are on the tour the paintings are not illuminated. Hours of opening are... More 

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