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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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Calle Bailen 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 22 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Very special combination: The name is of Arabic origin, even though it's a catholic church, right beside the Royal Palace. Make sure to go inside!

Thank SASA S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free to visit, I really enjoyed viewing this lovely cathedral. Not as ornate as some we've visited, it is still beautiful in its own way. Quite interesting with it's more modern stained glass and decorations on the ceilings etc. There is the most amazing room...More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice and not too fussy inside, but quite small and feels a bit more like a standard church not an epic cathedral - I guess its intimate?

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A large and impressive Cathedral. Free to enter. Atmospheric with alters and statues placed to benefit most from the light from the modern stained glass.

Thank ghjmep13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning cathedral next to the Royal Palace. Beautiful exterior too and the Crypt just around the corner is a hidden gem which is just as beautiful if not more so than the cathedral.

Thank HolidayGirl0481
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cathedral is absolutely stunning. The ceiling is amazing and so vibrant. One of the nicest Cathedrals/Churches I've ever seen. You must visit when in Madrid.

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many of the other reviewers have stated, I was disappointed and surprised by the interior of this cathedral given the exterior facade. Upon entering I was a bit underwhelmed. There are a few paintings that were nice in addition to the golden altar, but...More

Thank JohnnyAppleseed88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just opposite the palace, it looks pretty contemporary. Inside, it looks quite different from the other cathedrals I've visited.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely thing to come across. Situated next to the palace, this was much more attractive in my opinion. The inside was pretty nice too, although not spectacular like some cathedrals I have been to. I went in and listened to a service,...More

Thank CJHowell26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building outside, and down in the crypt. There are some modern stain glass windows and artwork. However the modern paintwork on the ceiling and above the altar is very colourful and pretty. Also the painted ceiling inside the dome of blue skies and stars...More

Thank traveller-pg
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