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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

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Address: Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Attended Mid-Night Christmas Eve mass. Doesn't get the queues of the National Cathedral to the north as it is in Old town La Latina south of the main tourist attractions like the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended Mid-Night Christmas Eve mass. Doesn't get the queues of the National Cathedral to the north as it is in Old town La Latina south of the main tourist attractions like the National Cathedral 1 mile away. Important to Spain as contains Goya artworks and neoclassical architecture dates several centuries old so a cardinal presided the service. Not open all... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful, stunning building, when we visited there were no queues to get in and the interior is amazing. A nice place to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Madrid.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The artwork included a piece by Goya. Typical of religious artwork from the 15th -19th century. The tour (included for 3 euro) was in spanish and I do not speak spanish. However, take it to see all of the hidden places and have the lights turned on in each of the areas.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Madrid's Beautiful Basilica is worth a peek before or after visiting the Royal Palace. Very much like many of Europe's churches.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed part of Xmas midnite mass there - pity these days armed security have to be posted out front

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside it may not impress you but the interior is stunning. The circular floor plan is all set around the magnificent dome and fresco paintings in the roof. Well worth visiting and spending a quite moment to pray or meditate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is absolutely beautiful inside with a number of chapels - each as wonderful as the next. There are so many details to take in. The tour also shows you an array of old artwork that is worthwhile to see, the art is on display in the corridors. The tour was in Spanish which I don't understand, but I... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church looks like any other average church from outside, but has some lovely frescoes on its dome ceiling inside. Once inside, the beautifully adorned ceiling was a pleasant surprise.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth checking this place out, as it is just a stunning building, and the interior is incredible to look at.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place, quiet and peaceful, take time out of your day and take a bit of sanctuary here for a while take a bit of time out of the busy day of Madrid. Loved it here.

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