Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid

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#7 of 116 in Historic Sites in Madrid
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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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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  • The beauty inside this magnificent house of worship is nearly as stunning as some of the world’s greatest cathedrals, places we’ve seen like Vatican City’s St. Peter’s and Moscow’s St. Basil’s. With.....  more
    The beauty inside this magnificent house of worship is nearly as stunning as some of the world’s greatest cathedrals, places we’ve seen like Vatican City’s St. Peter’s and Moscow’s St. Basil’s. With.....  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous Basilica located a few blocks from the Royal Palace. Dome inside is supposedly the 4th largest in Europe. Beautifully decorated. Also a famous Goya painting at the first chapel....  more
    Absolutely gorgeous Basilica located a few blocks from the Royal Palace. Dome inside is supposedly the 4th largest in Europe. Beautifully decorated. Also a famous Goya painting at the first chapel....  more »
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  • To describe the interior as utterly magnificent is to undersell it. More than worth the effort if you’re in Madrid. It’s compact and you can see all of the interior from sitting on a central pew - talking of which, just sit there and enjoy the moment.
  • I don’t have pictures because you are not allowed, but this church is one of the greatest in Madrid, better than Almudena. It’s free and the dome it’s incredible, it should be a must for everyone that visits Madrid. Also, close to the church, there is a park where you can see incredible sunsets. A must!!!!

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