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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” (8 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 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"
in 10 reviews
"domes"
in 8 reviews
"beauty"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a round Church with artwork all arround. When you enter you just cqn't imagine what your sill find. Now it is also a museum and it charges a fee when they have no service but even though worth to see

Thank bayarea57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old church, gorgeous place to see. The basilica is beautiful from outside and inside and it also has gardens.

Thank pablopez2454
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this having been to the Palace and Cathedral and were glad that we did. The exterior architecture and inside decoration, paintings and statues were spectacular.

1  Thank RWB2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were here by ourselves, just visiting this beautiful basilica. We were going to visit the Almudena Crypt Cathedral, but there was a service going on, so we decided to come and visit this one before going back. We were not disappointed...More

Thank dragon789wv
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The basilica is beautiful from outside and inside. Once the back of left side you have a gardens where you can see part of Madrid!

Thank adelia1008
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

from the outside the place is gorgeous, from the inside you can enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Madrid. The church is amazing and so delicate. Every inch is worth to see.

Thank Natalia V
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Beautiful basilica situated just south of Plaza Mayor. Definitely worth a visit and it definitely has the Wow factor when you walk in. The dome is absolutely beautiful and was painted by Goya.

1  Thank Ajb1207
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely architectural building however both the church and museum are closed from about 1 till 4 so check the opening times before you come. The garden next to the church is a nice place to sit.

1  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The official name of this basilica. Very limited visiting hours but definitely worth it. The largest dome in Spain (only three in the world larger). If one speaks Spanish it is worthwhile to join the guide, whenever you arrive and continue with (him) until you...More

3  Thank Garnet C
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This cathedral is large like so many cathedrals throughout Europe but its interior is much brighter and the paint schemes on the ceiling definitely are more modern. It has its own touches to make it stand out. Definitely worth a visit if you like visiting...More

Thank Joe C
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Bappa2222
18 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
16 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
16 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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