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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in here in the afternoon. The man at the front desk was amazing. You do have to pay to get in, but he gave me the student discount just to be nice. The tours were in Spanish, which I do not speak, so...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neo-classic in style, this church cuts an impressive profile on Madrid's horizon and should be visited, as it contains works of Goya and Zurbaran.... check its time table, though, as you may up for a surprise..! Don't neglect its beautiful rose garden, from which you'll...More

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous, if not breathtaking, church. The dome of the church is very impressive, if not inspiring. The hand made carvings on the wooden doors are also unique.

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande is the most beautiful church in Madrid. I just learned that one of the large paintings close to the altar was painted by Goya, who was trying to get to paint in the Royal court. He was...More

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside is very impressive , amazing collection of artwork and it is said to have the largest dome in Spain. Well worth a visit.

Thank johnmeeking7
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Don't miss this stop and make sure to visit the sacristy for some amazing paintings. Check the hours of operation before you go.

Thank traveling_danw
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Definitely worth a visit but you have to plan ahead if you want to go inside. The hours are limited and somewhat unusual. Gorgeous park next to it for you to enjoy as well.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 12 September 2018

While visiting Madrid on vacation I had a list of places to visit. We had walked up to the exterior of the San Francisco el Grande and noticed the gray building with cement surrounding it and looked like it was not properly being taken care...More

Thank Ramon A
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The inner decoration of this church is rich and truly impressive. I appreciate that you could also go "behind the scenes" and take a look to the chambers behind the altar. But I'm not quite sure why I had to pay 5eur as an entrance...More

Thank Zuzana R
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This grand church has an extravagant fresco dome - which interestingly is over the people - not the main chapel. This is a very beautiful church worth visiting. Right next to it is a lovely garden with beautiful views over Madrid . There are plenty...More

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19 February 2018|
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Response from R0xy1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I paid 5 euros but that was because I arrived at the time of a guided tour. I did read that it is normally 2 euros to enter without the guide.
17 October 2017|
Response from adele-fitchett | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 to 12:30 and 16:00 to 18:30. Saturday: 11:00 to 13:30.
17 October 2017|
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Response from Oded T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I really don't remember because it was open when we came. in their website it informed as: Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from... More