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 costs 6 euros to enter, you are accompanied by a guide who speaks English and Spanish. He tells the story of each item in the Cathedral, knows about everything that's inside. Polite and extremely helpful, it takes about 40 min tour and worth going early. The square next to a beautiful view of the South of madrid. And then you can walk to the Palace, the route is beautiful.
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  • One of the landmarks of religious art in Madrid. Beautiful basilica with a remarkable collection of art in its interior. If you're not busy hours of the visitors, or for the masses, it has some magic. Eye to the times, they are reduced to visits. It is worth between 2 and 3 euros, but paid with taste, in Exchange for the near-mystical experience.
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  • Exceptional. The most beautiful church. It is very close to Dela Almudena, does not come in many guides. I loved it
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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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