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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)
“largest dome” (7 reviews)
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Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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+34 913 65 38 00
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"beautiful church"
in 32 reviews
"side chapels"
in 8 reviews
"largest dome"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 28 reviews
"main altar"
in 5 reviews
"royal palace"
in 30 reviews
"stained glass"
in 6 reviews
"works of art"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"mass"
in 22 reviews
"goya"
in 47 reviews
"cupola"
in 14 reviews
"paintings"
in 71 reviews
"sacristy"
in 11 reviews
"domes"
in 8 reviews
"christianity"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As an Art Teacher with basic Spanish skills, I feel conflicted writing this review. I arrived 20 minutes before the 17:00 opening. There was no signage or people reassuring me I was in the right spot, at the correct time. At 17:00, the ticket taker...More

Thank nashvilledale
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church from the inside and outside. Full of architecture and art. Highly recommended to be visited

Thank Khaled Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was probably the most uniquely detailed dome I have ever seen. The images were appearing to be 3D on the dome due to the style of artwork. It’s absolutely stunning and the guide was very pleasant and friendly!!

Thank Akash V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Catholic Church in Madrid. The Impressive architecture of the "cupula" is a must-see. The round atrium gives an additional sense of space not usual on other temples.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stunning church definitely gets overlooked as it’s located next to the enormous cathedral in Madrid. Not that much to look at from the outside but the detail and artwork inside is stunning. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Craig E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this building. The plan was to only stop for a few minutes and we ended up taking over fifty photos.

Thank GlenvistaExecGuest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a tour and it was amazing The gentleman who organised us spoke very good English and was lovely with us - just as he was about to start the tour with the small group, a large group of Spanish folk arrived He...More

Thank RBD999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This basilica is packed with lots of beautiful paintings, sculptures and art that commands a lot of respect. We suggest you don't miss out on the opportunity to see this magnificent place if you are in Madrid. It's easy to get around and there are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Royal Basilica of San Francisco El Grande--Monumental basilica in which the paintings of Zurbarán and Goya and its enormous dome stand out, which is the third largest diameter of Christianity. This convent complex replaced the medieval Franciscan monastery. It was built by Francisco de las...More

Thank Lizvacation
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Real Basilica De San Francisco el Grande has to be in the running as one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid,it was certainly the most impressive we visited and we saw so many grand churches on our eight day holiday to Madrid. Built between...More

Thank Neil K
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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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