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Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena

Calle Bailen 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 22 00
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Begun in 1879 but inaugurated in 1993, the cathedral is Neo-Gothic with chapels and statues of contemporary artists.The Neo-Romanesque crypt houses a 16th century image of the "Virgen de la Almudena."
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  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Calle Bailen 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 22 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing building and full of art and architecture, its location as well in front of the royal palace give the feeling of the magnificent and mysterious times. The area infront is perfect photos

Thank Khaled Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty cathedral, but outside architecture is much more impressive than inside compared to other cathedrals in Europe. If you walk to the end of the plaza area to the right of the cathedral, there are amazing views.

Thank BHarris63
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was killing time after visitin the Royal Palace, the catherdral is right next door so I took a self guided tour. It was humbling to be in such a place - absolutely beautiful with plenty to see and reflect about. I spent almost two...More

Thank Kristin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful old cathedral with beautiful architecture and pleasant surroundings Worth the visit if you like traditional gothic architecture and churches too Private area for prayer away from tourists Access to the shrine is up close and personal

Thank Hawki64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located next to royal palace, you can get inside, a donation of 1 euros is asked (if you want), its not too expensive to see how beautiful it can be inside. worst to do it as you are next to royal palace.

Thank Julio M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite a walk from the main entrance (facing the palace, closed to public) to the side entrance where visitors entered from (free of charge). I climbed the stairs to venerate the Madonna and Jesus

1  Thank Isaiah K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a modern cathedral filled with light. The statue of Our Lady of Almudena (many hundreds of years old) is simply gorgeous and you can climb the balcony to pray and light a candle. Entry is a voluntary coin donation or free. Even more...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like cathedrals, you'll like this one. It isn't over the top huge, but still impressive. The stonework inside was really nice.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena is a highly impressive cathedral and compliments the Royal Palace next door well. It has two grand facades both different with the one facing the palace the best with huge Gothic columns. Inside is plain with...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The ceiling is the only special part. Modern church with good measures and nice light. You simply miss the old paintings and statues of the elder churches. The same for the crypt down the road. Spend a while when tou pass but don’t make a...More

Thank Hans Thomas H
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3 December 2017|
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Response from Crystalline4u | Reviewed this property |
I wandered here in the afternoon with a friend and we did not experience any queues at all... and whilst there were people inside, it was certainly not crowded.
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