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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
+34 913 65 38 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The basilica has an amazing cupola-dome. The rooms have parquet tiles, decorated wood and frescoes everywhere. The Spanish guide was very thorough and efficient. The greeter of the basilica had a great sense of humor which lightened a very serious religious edifice.

Thank Myrna H
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very impresive cathedral from the outside and inside. a great place for photographers to try their cameras :-) attached 2 photos with some PS manipulation (on the interior). very recommended!

Thank Oded T
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very well kept building. May be not the most exciting but well worth a visit. Very close to the palace so go for both! We did not visit the Crypt.

Thank Marie-Annick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the time to walk here and were disappointed to find that we could only enter as part of a tour group which (or so we were told). As a result we couldn’t actually enter thought the Basilica itself looks fab from the outside.

Thank Kavo85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the places you must visit when in Madrid. From the outside the basilica look like any other, but then you get inside, pay the modest entrance prize and lo and behold, it's fantastic! Beautiful, stunning, the interior decorations are remarkable. It's a good...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great building inside out. Quiet and serene. Beautiful paintings, definitely a must see while doing the Madrid tour. It is very central, from there you have many options. Head North on Calle de Bailen to the Cathedral and the Palace, West on Carrera de San...More

1  Thank aquauomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and amazing Basilica. People very helpful and nice to explain things. Suggest going earlier in the day as it gets quite busy

Thank Vogeljam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It worths to visit this church. We had a quick visit there and i have to say that it a new and different church from others in Madrid. Good experience!

Thank GeorgeKape
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

beautiful Church with a nice view from outside you can sit and enjoy beautiful seens and lovely flowers

Thank ashraf914
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this Basilica as well as the free tour even though it was in Spanish. Our docent took us to places that we wouldn't have seen and pointed out things we wouldn't have even noticed.

Thank yogiacomo
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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