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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.
Tours To Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande
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Duration: 2 hours
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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande Reviews
This church's great treasure is suspended high over its sanctuary: a vast, spectacular, decorated dome, one of the largest in Europe. It was modeled on the dome of St Peter's in Rome and bears... more »
This chapel was a few minutes from our hotel. We visited this on our last morning. This place was 5 euros each. This is a hidden gem.visiting time 10.30am to 12.again opened in the afternoon. The... more »
Outside and park next door looked pretty rough for such a landmark but inside and the done were amazing. Look out for the (ahem) additions that look almost like cardboard cutout when looking up. Great monument that needs a little love to be spectacular.
Arguably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been from an architectural standpoint. The history is fascinating, the artwork from the 1400-1500’s, the organs, the entire experience is genuinely breathtaking. Our guide was primarily Spanish speaking, but he gave brief explanations on things to English speakers too. You have the option of walking through on your own or with the guide - definitely do the tour first and then walk around to see more of what catches your eye. I can’t recommend this enough, absolutely a must see in Madrid.
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