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Almudena Crypt

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Found this crypt after leaving the royal palace (which is about 50m away). It is not as busy as... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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this crypt chapel under neath the main cathedral is a nice visit, obviously quiet but stunning... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Clive G
Formentera Del Segura, Spain
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Just at the side of the Cathedral, this Crypt is truly beautiful. I’ve never visited a crypt as fascinating as this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane R
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Found this crypt after leaving the royal palace (which is about 50m away). It is not as busy as the other places in Madrid and I found the silence to be deafening and a little haunting. Free entrance but a 1-2 euro donation is requested....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Shamza21
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The crypt is not old. I didn’t see anything more than 25 years old. I was just expecting something different. It’s nice but not old and I wasn’t expecting that.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

this crypt chapel under neath the main cathedral is a nice visit, obviously quiet but stunning columns. it is free but a donation of 1 or 2 euros is aked for at the entrance which is fair enough.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clive G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

There is a separate entry outside the Cathedral to the crypt, and we came to know about the crypt after visiting the Cathedral. The crypt is a very calm and cool place to walk around after a long day at the Royal Palace and Cathedral....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Madhumitha R
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A very interesting religious place of rest to explore below the main cathedral. The large stone columns dominate in contrast to wrought iron gates along the sides. There’s a soothing low temperature. Plus there are nice stained glass features. Small donation to enter and toilets...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lexagon
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a small chapel and group of family crypts under the cathedral. It's actually more interesting than the cathedral in reality.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank pjgrad
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We ran into a fellow tourist who suggested we stop in here. We'd been upstairs at the church and it was a nice segue to going downstairs to the Crypt. Another reviewer said this is kind of off the beaten track. I would agree. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Close to the Palacio Real and Almudena Cathedral, you can find the Almudena Crypt Chapel It is a not old building, it follows the NEO-reoman style and it is a very quiet place

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ramonf29
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Not overrun with tourists, this chapel is off the main road and probably overlooked given the proximity of the royal palace. There is no fixed cost to enter and they just ask for a donation. The chapel is extremely peaceful and beautiful with lovely cloisters....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EJLH
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