San Francisco El Grande.
This is the largest church in Madrid . The church exhibits a rich collection of art that includes, for example, paintings by Goya and Zurbaran and sculptures by Ricardo Bellver and Mariano Benlliure. All works of art are divided between the seven chapels. Besides the works of art, do not forget to pay attention to the great cathedral that is 33 meters in diameter. The cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings covered with exquisite frescoes. The church itself is made in a classic architectural style of the XVIII century. The entrance to the basilica is free. It is open to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 to 13 hours and from 16 to 19.
Catedral de la Almudena.
The construction of Catedral de la Almudena in honor of Our Lady of Almudena took place in the XVI century. However, actual works started only in 1879. The project was designed by architect Francisco de Cubas. During the period of the Spanish Civil War all construction works were suspended. The cathedral was completely rebuilt and consecrated by Pope John Paul II only in 1993. Its interior decoration is distinguished by a contemporary style. Many modern works of art were used in the decoration of the cathedral.
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