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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 38 00
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“side chapels” (8 reviews)
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Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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"beautiful church"
in 31 reviews
"side chapels"
in 8 reviews
"largest dome"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 27 reviews
"main altar"
in 5 reviews
"royal palace"
in 29 reviews
"stained glass"
in 6 reviews
"self portrait"
in 4 reviews
"works of art"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"other attractions"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"churches"
in 39 reviews
"mass"
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"goya"
in 43 reviews
"paintings"
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"cupola"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

from the outside the place is gorgeous, from the inside you can enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Madrid. The church is amazing and so delicate. Every inch is worth to see.

Thank Natalia V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful basilica situated just south of Plaza Mayor. Definitely worth a visit and it definitely has the Wow factor when you walk in. The dome is absolutely beautiful and was painted by Goya.

Thank Ajb1207
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely architectural building however both the church and museum are closed from about 1 till 4 so check the opening times before you come. The garden next to the church is a nice place to sit.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The official name of this basilica. Very limited visiting hours but definitely worth it. The largest dome in Spain (only three in the world larger). If one speaks Spanish it is worthwhile to join the guide, whenever you arrive and continue with (him) until you...More

1  Thank Garnet C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is large like so many cathedrals throughout Europe but its interior is much brighter and the paint schemes on the ceiling definitely are more modern. It has its own touches to make it stand out. Definitely worth a visit if you like visiting...More

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This basilica is as HUGE as it is gorgeous. I highly recommend really paying attention to the tour if you can understand Spanish, but it is also nice just to follow along and see the gorgeous architecture and paintings!

Thank Justin A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not that inviting from the outside and I get the impression that this church is overlooked in favour of the Almudena Cathedral further up the road. If you have to choose please pick this one. I didn’t realise that the entrance came with a guided...More

1  Thank R0xy1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The behind the scenes tour was so worthwhile. Even so it was in Spanish, they tried to explain as best they could by showing us what they were talking about. It was so fascinating to see where the monks, friars and upper clergy waited to

Thank suebeecrow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came straight after visiting the royal palace as it is right next door , it is also a short walk from plaza major . Make sure that you visit the crypt as well, it has a separate entrance down the side . The frescoes...More

Thank phillip g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were in Madrid spending our winter vacations from December 11 2017 to January 16 2018. One day we were at Cercanias Train to go to Alcala de Henares. While waiting we began to spoke with the lady beside us. She asked...More

1  Thank Aury D
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anirbansarkar083
19 February 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.
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Chiquis926
17 October 2017|
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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.
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Chiquis926
17 October 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
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