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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid

4.6
#7 of 116 in Historic Sites in Madrid
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande boasts the largest dome in Spain. This impressive Roman Catholic church with Neoclassical design is a source of excitement, as the exterior is beautifully done. Once inside, take a tour and discover large collections of paintings, statues, and objects. The guide will explain the importance of the building and its history. The streets surrounding this attraction are filled with shops and entertaining nightlife. Make your Madrid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Aside from the Royal Palace, this is probably one of the architectural highlights of Madrid, and the most noteworthy religious monument. From the outside is more plain-looking than the inside, which.....  more
    Aside from the Royal Palace, this is probably one of the architectural highlights of Madrid, and the most noteworthy religious monument. From the outside is more plain-looking than the inside, which.....  more »
  • The beauty inside this magnificent house of worship is nearly as stunning as some of the world’s greatest cathedrals, places we’ve seen like Vatican City’s St. Peter’s and Moscow’s St. Basil’s. With.....  more
    The beauty inside this magnificent house of worship is nearly as stunning as some of the world’s greatest cathedrals, places we’ve seen like Vatican City’s St. Peter’s and Moscow’s St. Basil’s. With.....  more »
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  • I was leaving town when i get to visit the Basilica very briefly. Unfortunately, i couldn't take the Guided Tour because of the time limitations, i had to go to the airport. However, It looked beautiful in the inside. I will definitely come back for the tour or if i have time for the mass which is daily at 8:30 am and 10 am but i highly recommend to check with them first. This is a Catholic Basilica 🙏💗
  • Amazing space. And works by famous artists. The tour is extensive - taking you places that would have been off-limits before (like the sacristy) I’ve gone twice. Once for the self-guided walking tour and once to spend time just in the main church / nave with all the art

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