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Santa María la Real de la Almudena Cathedral

  • Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena. Madrid © Turespaña

    Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Cathedral

Date

Siglo XIX

Style

Neo-Gothic
Calle Mayor 90
28013 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 915422200

E-mailinformacion@catedraldelaalmudena.es

Websitehttp://www.catedraldelaalmudena.es/

At the end of the 19th Century building work was started on the Almudena Cathedral which was constructed on the site of the old Santa María la Mayor church to honour the patron virgin of Madrid. In 1883 the first stone of this impressive monument was laid, located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city. In 1911 the crypt was opened for worship, but construction was halted until after the Civil War, when architects Fernando Chueca Goitia and Carlos Sidro were placed in charge of the project. In spite of everything, the building process was extremely slow. In 1993, the cathedral was consecrated for worship by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. The inside of the church retains a Gothic style, although the outside is Classicist.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Rates

 

General: €1

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