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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 1 week ago

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

Thank ashraf914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very very very beautiful place. Also the lighting during the night makes it fantastic for taking pictures.

Thank altleka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The majority of Basilicas are magnificant in Europe and the Real Basilica does not disappoint! Recommend very early in the morning or very late evening during summer.

1  Thank KarePhilBrisbane
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Worth visiting, the frescoes and windows are beautiful, and the building itself is both historic and beautiful.

Thank James S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Madrid just does not have the great churches we saw in other cities we visited. However this is one that rivals any of the others we saw. The thing it has is a unique design with its dome, the entire church is round. There are...More

1  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Check on line for opening hours, as they are more limited than other attractions. For that reason, there appeared to be fewer tourists -- but very worthwhile.

Thank PhxTravels
Reviewed 23 July 2017

As we had a view of the basilica from our hotel, we went and looked around. The grounds outside are often filled with local families and is a good place to get the atmosphere of Madrid. The insides are fascinating and worth the entry fee...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I have been to many cathedrals and basilicas in Europe and this one rates very high among all of those. Upon entering, I felt like the interior was quite similar to St. Paul's cathedral in London but the paintings, frescoes, stained glass and chapels were...More

1  Thank TravellingWizard
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Words cannot describe the beauty of the inside of this basilica. The view of the dome, which is reputed to be the largest in the world, is breathtaking. And the availability of a guide, albeit in Spanish-speaking only is a big plus

1  Thank MiddleAgeTraveler
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Response from pbrofreno | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Natalia G | Reviewed this property |
Oh, sorry, I got ur question late! I went by and there was no mass, it was in a week day. Sorry...
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Response from Welltravelled1971 | Reviewed this property |
In truth I am not entirely sure. I know we visited after 10am during the week but do not recall the exact date. We visited Madrid three times and we found it open once. Our experience was "hit and miss". Apologies for... More