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Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 38 00
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Calle San Buenaventura 1 | San Buenaventura, 1, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 38 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This Basilica was well worth a visit, we really loved it and were glad we went. It is important to check opening times, as they are limited. It looks nothing special from outside but it is incredible inside. It is good to follow the tour,...More

Thank 2222rose
Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolutely beautiful church, with incredible side chapels. So much to see and absorb. Be forewarned, the tours are only in Spanish. That didn't dim our enjoyment of the gorgeous artwork, statues and side chapels. However, the tour guide was quite curt to the point...More

Thank Teri S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a Sunday with a service in progress so we did not wander around but instead stood towards to rear in wonder. No pictures are allowed inside at anytime but you will not soon forget the splendor of this lovely Basilica with it's...More

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 6 days ago

Outside view of this Basilica is nothing spectacular until you enter it. Very nice inner decoration!

1  Thank Observer76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boasting the third largest dome in christendom, the cathedral just blew my mind. You can sit gaping at the interiors for hours. So much to see. Not a square inch left unpainted or sculpted. The statues, paintings and carvings are jaw dropping. Must must see.

1  Thank Jude_the_obscure9
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is nice to see and I indeed enjoyed this nicely decorated church. Worth to see and pay €3. I am giving an average rating because the guy who was selling the tickets was really disgusting. Didn't like his pushy character. Not only he...More

1  Thank michaelahr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called back here using the Hop On Hop Off on the morning of our last day, having been to the Cathedral earlier So glad we decided to go back - this is one AMAZING sight and if you are short of time in Madrid...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't want to describe everything in details as it's more than beautiful and impressive. also energy inside of the basilica is very enjoyable what is intrinsic not to all cathedrals I've visited before. Very recommend for visiting.

Thank Yanik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed by this church several times but it was closed & luckily on a Sunday it was open for mass. The inside is beautiful & quite different from many other churches we visited in Madrid.

Thank lindadilts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places in Spain. Astonishing to see in person, truly beautiful. Check the hours carefully as it may be hard to fit into a busy travel schedule, but is well worth it. I only wish we'd been able to do...More

1  Thank Liza G
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Will mass be held here on Ash Wednesday, March 1st?
28 February 2017|
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Response from pbrofreno | Reviewed this property |
Quite likely
Lisa M B
Do you have Saturday vigil Mass (Misa) tomorrow, Saturday October 15th?
15 October 2016|
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Response from Natalia G | Reviewed this property |
Oh, sorry, I got ur question late! I went by and there was no mass, it was in a week day. Sorry...
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Hello - I will be in Madrid in October and wish to visit the Basilica . Can you tell me what hours the church is open - I am finding a variety of times in several listings - I hope to visit on a Wednesday. Thank you
30 August 2015|
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Response from Welltravelled1971 | Reviewed this property |
In truth I am not entirely sure. I know we visited after 10am during the week but do not recall the exact date. We visited Madrid three times and we found it open once. Our experience was "hit and miss". Apologies for... More