The Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great (Spanish: Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande) is a Roman Catholic church in central Madrid, Spain, located in the neighborhood of Palacio.
The main façade faces the Plaza of San Francisco, at the intersection of Bailén, the Gran Vía de San Francisco, and the Carrera de San Francisco. It forms part of the convent of Jesús y María of the Franciscan order. The convent was founded in the 13th century at the site of a chapel.
paul hepner | Mar 2, 2018
We have seen over 30 church/cathedrals over the last 3 months. This is by far the most impressive!! Lovely staff and amazing back rooms as well. Looks unassuming from the outside but breathtaking inside
Kyri Christofi | Feb 14, 2018
Architecture that will amazing. Go right now!
sam hamer | Dec 19, 2017
A truly beautiful basilica. It does seem to adhere to the Spanish siesta schedule
Eline Gibon | Jul 14, 2017
Our experience was very pleasant. The guy who was selling tickets was very friendly and probably because we are students the tickets were €2 instead of €3. We were requested to join the guide who only spoke Spanish. But thanks to him we saw places inside the church you wouldn't see without him. The tour was almost 40 minutes, but you could leave whenever you wished. Visiting this place is definitely recommended.
Jennifer Porto | Nov 17, 2017
Absolutely beautiful, and the tour takes you into the back rooms of the Basilica, but the tour is pointless if you don't speak Spanish. I'm so disappointed.😥
K C | Apr 21, 2018
Gorgeous, extremely detailed decoration on the interior. Friendly staff and great tour of the chapels and back rooms included with the ticket! 5€ for adults and 3€ for students.
Deepali Kulkarni | Mar 10, 2018
Lovely church. Bit modern for my taste but it’s very pretty and quiet
Blake Wang | Apr 14, 2018
I visited on a Saturday at 11am and the staff told me it was free that day. Very beautiful interiors!
Risto Jamul | May 13, 2018
A magnificient cathedral with one of the largest domes in Europe. From outside it looks a bit plain but the paintings covering the walls and ceiling are quite amazing. We visited on Sunday and could enter for free. I recommend visiting it.
Ima Traveler | Jun 23, 2018
Beautiful church. 5 euros to enter but I think it's free when there is service going on
Rena Kristina | Jun 28, 2018
absolutely beautiful, historical place, one of my favorites! There is also a very beautiful rose garden on the back of the church
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