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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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"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
"works of art"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"mass"
in 22 reviews
"goya"
in 44 reviews
"cupola"
in 12 reviews
"paintings"
in 69 reviews
"sacristy"
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"domes"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Real Basilica de San Francisco is beautiful, historic, and full of art. Not the nicest exterior, but a beautiful interior. A must see.

Thank Geo G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exterior of the church is nice but nothing can prepare you for the artwork and incredible cupola that lies within.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky that on the day we visited there was a service involving lots of children. This beautiful modern cathedral came alive. The modern designs on the ceiling and stained glass windows reminded me of sagrada famillia in Barcelona and for me no...More

Thank 55mo55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Among the 10 basilicas that Madrid has, the "basilica de San Francisco" is one of the most famous, due to the fact that it has one Dome which is the third biggest one of Christianity. This alone might be a god reason to visit it,...More

Thank JuPereira
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to a Christmas concert here and it was magical. Sitting under the huge round dome - apparently it's the third or fourth largest in the Christian world - looking up at the amazing frescoes and listening to the choir was just wonderful. We...More

Thank dianaprw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This basilica is worth visiting. The ceiling and decorations are really detailed and statues are greatly harmonized. You sit in the middle and your 360 will be full of surprises one after the other. Kids want to visit it again so much they liked it.

Thank Johan A C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This structure is absolutely incredible. It's a massive building with a beautiful interior and exterior. There is no cost to enter, but they do ask you to tip as you are leaving in order to keep the building up and running. There is so much...More

Thank traveln0w0rnever
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to visit. I do like the fact it's a centre dome with alcoves off of it. The painted dome is amazing and almost to much to take in. The alcoves are works of art in their own right, but unfortunately some...More

Thank ian1811
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really long history of "manana" associated with the drawn out building of this Cathedral.Proposed in the 16th Century, started in the 19th century, finished in the 1980's!!!!

Thank G_EvansWales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid the entrance fee of 5 Euros before entering the church. The skylight filtering through the top of the dome really illuminates the beautiful frescoes on the wall painted by Goya. You could spend many minutes just admiring the fresco. Although there was a...More

Thank mostlyharmless
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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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