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San Francisco el Grande Basilica

  • Basilica of San Francisco el Grande. Detail of the façade. Madrid © Turespaña

    Basilica of San Francisco el Grande. Detail of the façade. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Basilica

Date

Siglo XVIII

Style

Neo-classical
San Buenaventura 1
28005 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 913653800

San Francisco el Grande Church, a Classicist building from the 18th century, was built on an old convent which legend has was founded by San Francisco de Assisi in the 13th century. This new church was built by King Charles III of Spain; it was originally designed by Francisco Cabezas in 1761 and completed by Francisco Sabatini and Miguel Fernández in 1784. It has a sober, vertical façade and the most notable feature of the building’s exterior is its huge dome, 33 metres in diameter. Inside there are decorative paintings by major artists such as Francisco de Goya, as well as an important art gallery in the cloister. Next to the church is the Baroque chapel of Cristo de los Dolores de la Venerable Orden Tercera.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Sep 01 to Jun 30

Tuesday to Saturday

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Tuesday to Sunday

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €2

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Musical: The Lion King © Stage Entertainment España

Oct 21, 2011 to Dec 3, 2017

Show

Teatro Lope de Vega - Madrid
Musical: The Lion King

Annual display at the Show Technology Centre. Madrid © INAEM. Ministerio Cultura

Sep 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2018

Course

Madrid
Advanced Diploma courses in Live Performance

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Mar 24, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017

Exhibition

National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
Exhibition: The story of Novelas y Cuentos. Covers by Manolo Prieto

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May 13, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017

Lecture, Seminar

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Lecture series: 'Becoming Guernica. Readings on War, Exile and Iconoclasm'

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