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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. With our international travel planner, Madrid attractions like Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A lot of times have visited it and still looking spectacular. On the outside is impressive and travelogue, decoration, frescos, the dome's... love. Thousand times better than the Cathedral of the Almudena.
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  • You should have seen the inside of this church, breathtaking, go go there if the wrong is in progress, the sound of the organ........ is this heaven?
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  • Essential visit, a recent restoration is therefore seen his paintings and decoration stand out a lot. Since one enters, feels welcomed by that great dome. I went a couple of times with guided tour and depends on the guide that touches, they turn on more lights. But if by chance, one goes out there and there is a wedding, to the lighting is really impressive. Thing about the tour is that you can pass inside to see the different rooms and exhibited paintings.
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  • Wonderful and Gorgeous Church! They close in the middle of the day so it's better to be early there. You are going to get so impressed when you see the inside! Full of symbolism, pictures, art and stories. Don't forget to stand in the middle of the church, just right in the middle and look up and take a picture! If possible go to the top of the church to enjoy a nice view.
  • The inside of this church is visually breathtaking.We also went to Cathedral of Almuenda and it is not as spectacular inside in fact I would say it's a bit so so compared with the Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.A must see definitely and it only cost 2€ and well worth it and not crowded.
  • This is one of the most beautiful churches you can find in Madrid, Totally worth checking.
  • A grand place. Very nice and peaceful
  • I've taken a lot of photos, but it's impossible to take the feeling that we get when we see it on the inside! The guide was just great with a lot of great details and a great mood. Some parts needs restoration for this amazing treasure to keep alive. It was only 3€!!! I would gladly pay 10€ for this. The guided tour was almost 1 hour but I'll have to go there again to see all the amazing details of so much things to look. LOVED IT!