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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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Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful church that is good to visit. As in all museums in Madrid, it has lots of paintings too!

1  Thank Maria P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be captivated the moment you enter this Basilica right at the heart of Madrid. The dome and the walls are covered with pairing which would hold your attention for the entire time. I sat there for about an hour just admiring the place...More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second visit over the last 4 years and I never fail to be awed by the beauty of the frescoes. The crypt is also amazing and the tour, even in Spainsh, is well worth the small admittance fee as you get to...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit to the church was simply an out-of-the-world experience. It has a stunning interiors - a large inner space full of brilliant frescoes, paintings on the ceiling and startlingly life-like figurines One is not allowed to take photographs inside. Keep 30-60 minutes for the visit....More

1  Thank Neeraj B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church, the frescos on the dome are outstanding, definitely worth a visit. About 10min walk from Latina metro stop, €5/adult to go in, open 10.30 to 12.30 and again in the afternoon

1  Thank N V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This church is really impressive. We enjoyed the tour, although it was merely in Spanish. The guide took us along all the treasures of the church. It's worthwhile to visit this church.

1  Thank strandman46
Reviewed 4 November 2017

There is the cathedral itself - regarded by many as quite plain, but has incredible ceiling and huge organ. There is (seperate entrance) the crypt which is very grand. Services held regularly.

Thank ilg12017
Reviewed 30 October 2017

After touring the Royal Palace we went to the Basilica, its right next to it. Beautiful inside. The dome is beautiful, just a little smaller than the dome at St Peter's in Rome. The painting on the cupola dome is fabulous. Goya paintings are in...More

3  Thank tagent22
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This church may not be on your list of visits, but it's something you just have to see. It looks a bit dated on the outside but like a lot of churches it's the inside that really makes it. It is simply mesmerising with it's...More

2  Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We didn't go inside but the exterior architecture is very nice. Not nicer than other basilicas or churches in Europe. The Palacio Real de Madrid is very close as well as other popular sites.

Thank Camilo A
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17 October 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.
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
28 February 2017|
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Response from pbrofreno | Reviewed this property |
Quite likely