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Real Basílica de san Francisco el Grande, Madrid

Real Basílica de san Francisco el Grande - Madrid, Spain
Real Basílica de san Francisco el Grande
Gran Vía de San Francisco, Madrid, Spain 28005Map
+34 91 365 3800
Neighborhood: La Latina & Lavapiés
Overview

One of the capital's largest churches, it's also noted for having a huge and outstanding collection of paintings displayed amongst its seven chapels. You'll see work by Goya, Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, Maella and Casado del Alisal along with marble sculptures by Ricardo Bellver and Mariano Benlliure. The dome and barrel-vaulted ceilings are covered in lovely frescoes and the beautiful stained-glass windows were created by the German firm, Mayer. The church itself is an example of 18th-century classical design and its dome - measuring 33 meters in diameter - is one of the largest in the world. You'll find it close to the cathedral and the Royal Palace.

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Real Basílica de san Francisco el Grande General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious, Festivals & Fairs
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: La Latina / Puerta de Toledo
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