Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid

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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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  • It is one of the great forgotten Madrid, but if you have time must not miss this neoclassical jewel with its impressive dome and magnificent art gallery. If you're the lucky coincide with an organ concert visit will be unforgettable. Take advantage when you go wine to the Latino get close you will not regret
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  • Taking advantage of the Festival of the Virgin of la Paloma we approach to the Basilica of Saint Francis the great. He had spent here on countless occasions, but for one reason or another, it had not entered ever... ERROR!! When finally I entered could not believe me what I was seeing. Outside is a rather sober Church which is notable mainly for the impressive size of its facade. You could not imagine is that inside this church hide a real treasure. From the entrance, interior, walls, ceilings... everything is covered by frescoes. It is a marvel, even more if we consider the work in wood doors or huge sculptures of the Apostles. It is to be enjoying for a few long minutes. If you have not gone yet, don't make the mistake of Miss this place. In Madrid I've seen a church with a pictorial decoration at the height of San Francisco el Grande and San Antonio de los Alemanes is (another 'must' something more humble, but still pretty impressive also). In Madrid he had seen
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  • Cost by going to a church that gives liturgical service. It is outrageous that they charge 3e. Soy Madrid and cat's life, I entered many times outside of business hours of mass to that Church (in the past) and I find the surprise that now you charge to enter the Museum, is in the Church. I am a Catholic and it turns out that this is one of the "possible" in which I would like to get married in the Church and only I can teach me promised and family in mass schedule. I can not to pray with the exception of mass schedule unless you pay 3e. Out of respect to the people who are in mass, not occurs to me go spinning xa show everywhere, acoustics, etc. Outrageous that in other churches / parishes / cathedrals you no charge.
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  • Our experience was very pleasant. The guy who was selling tickets was very friendly and probably because we are students the tickets were €2 instead of €3. We were requested to join the guide who only spoke Spanish. But thanks to him we saw places inside the church you wouldn't see without him. The tour was almost 40 minutes, but you could leave whenever you wished. Visiting this place is definitely recommended.
  • Huge cathedral which is beautifully decorated. Only a few euros to enter and there was a guide offering a free tour of the chapels and rooms. Spend a couple hours and admire the paintings and statues throughout
  • Entered for free just before a service and inside is amazing. You will need longer than the 10 mins taken to fully appreciate its majesty.
  • This is one of the must see in Madrid. Realy amazing ! A very old baselique with beautiful paintings.
  • This church has one of the largest domes in the world, I think it's a must in Madrid. It has a lot of frescoes and also one of the most famous masterpiece of Goya. You can see this building in the morning for free or join a guided tour in the afternoon for 3 euros.

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