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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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A notable basilica for its beautiful dome.

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short 30-45 minute trip to the interior of this amazing Basilica. The painted domed ceiling was amazing. The tour we joined was Spanish speaking so we didn't understand much and eventually pealed off the tour once we saw the paintings in the back. This costs around 2-3 euro per person but I think was quite worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to stumble upon this place as we were searching for dinner around La Latina neighborhood. I highly recommend - extremely beautiful! We were lucky to find!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to join a Spanish-speaking tour, which in our case took an hour and a half, but it was the only way to see the artworks lit up. The guide appeared very knowledgeable and were making the Spanish speakers laugh, but it would probably be best to duck out once you've had enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this when we went for walk after visiting the palace what a beautiful place of worship, there was a service on when we visited which was interesting to see. Impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior of San Francisco el Grande is one of the most impresive church interiors I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot of church interiors, including throughout Spain and Italy. The church is immense and elaborately decorated, and in a rather unusual shape. Just a short walk from the Royal Palace and Cathedral del Alumadena, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

For me this place was better than the cathedral just up the road form it. The intricacy and art here was spellbinding. For an example, I could not do this place justice from taking pics, I video'd the whole lot, only way to truly see the beauty.

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