The Cathedral has stood through the years for causing a controversy by the contrast of their styles, neoclassical exterior, neo-Gothic interior and neo-Romanesque crypt, the result of the various changes in their projects, the six architects and were in charge of over 100 years of construction. His final opening was in 1993 and was in charge of Pope John Paul II.
The cathedral is located in front of the Royal Palace and has a total of 104m long and 76m wide. The central dome has a diameter of 20 meters.
The Almudena Cathedral is the most important religious building of Madrid and the first cathedral dedicated outside Rome. On June 15, 1993 was consecrated by Pope John Paul II.
Inside you will find a museum containing valuables that tell the history of the diocese of Madrid. The museum has twelve rooms in where you are getting from mosaics to ornament shields and Episcopalians. The visit shows the Patrons of Madrid: La Virgen de la Almudena and San Isidro Labrador, and a journey through the life of the Church through the seven sacraments.
The museum is small, but the visit is more interesting than it might seem at first.
During your stay in Madrid, take the opportunity to visit this beautiful cathedral, although no architectural or historical importance of other European cathedrals, worth visiting for its uniqueness, its modern beauty and size. Do not miss the crypt, is impressive.
The nearest metro station is Opera and the Cathedral is open from 10 am to 7:30 pm, although it is closed to visitors during Mass on Sundays, it is open from 10:30 am to 12 noon, and in the afternoon from 13:30 to 19:00.
Address: Calle Bailen, 10. (Metro: Opera, lines 2 and 5) 28005 Madrid
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