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Reviewed 4 days ago

We made a quick visit on our last morning. It was worth it even if some of the spectacular artwork is looking a little in need of restoration. Very few visitors when we were there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank digdog_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

We almost passed over this church towards the end of our stay in Madrid. Don't! Absolutely breathtaking, and with its own set of Prado-loaned religious art. And the wood carving in the Sacristy will astonish you.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank P8276GUlisab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is greatly understated from the exterior. Once inside, every corner is spectacular. A must do is touring behind the altar, even if the tour is not your native language.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FrankCGlazer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely chuch, with pretty side chapels, a massive painting over the alter, lovely windows and well kept interior.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk in there is a sense of immediacy because you enter into the dome. Just spectacular. We happened to visit this church as a tour began. Our guide took us room by room, section by section to share the architectural, cultural and artistic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nolesemg
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

We stumbled into a guided tour at this amazing church, which has the third largest church dome in the world (after St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s), and features an amazing number of beautiful frescos, paintings, mosaics and statues, including one fresco by Goya. The tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DaveIndy
Reviewed 1 February 2019

I like going to various churches, temples, mosque’s etc. and Basilica de San Francisco el Grande is well worth a visit. It´s enormous, dark and very few people in there when I visited and most of the few visitors were not tourists. Big beautiful paintings.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ulrikljungberg
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Having seen hundreds of churches and basilica’s, this is one worth seeing, it was also worthy of going up to the dome to take a view of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BPNR2002
Reviewed 9 January 2019

i want to come back to this place again but some of m business i do not have much time to visit this place again. its a nice place

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Frank_LDA
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Basilica has been very well maintained/ restored. I understand it has the largest dome in Spain. Some lively art work and artefacts inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Bappa2222
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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