Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid

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#7 of 112 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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  • Really nice church in the Spanish baroque with fairly large saints statues, some even with cloths on! But more beaituful and typical compared to the cathedral. One unique navata. Free of charge on... 
    Really nice church in the Spanish baroque with fairly large saints statues, some even with cloths on! But more beaituful and typical compared to the cathedral. One unique navata. Free of charge on...  more »
  • It is beautiful place to visit. If you can catch some tour = the best. We visited alone but with some guided material so been able to explore few parts of the amazing big place. We have joined also... 
    It is beautiful place to visit. If you can catch some tour = the best. We visited alone but with some guided material so been able to explore few parts of the amazing big place. We have joined also...  more »
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  • Incredible artwork, many little hallways and corners filled with fascinating paintings. Goya painted himself into one of the murals-and he’s quite a handsome fellow. Although being a rather good artist I’m sure he would make himself looking dapper. The gentleman working here gave us some some photo tips and historical background. He was very friendly and non-pretentious which was very welcoming. I would absolutely put this Basilica on the top of my list. It’s walking distance from the Palace.
  • 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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