We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

I was walking in Madrid and used TripAdvisor to find things near me. So I walked over to see this... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Statue in Cathedral courtyard

Just outside the side visitor entrance of Catedral de Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena sits this... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 59 reviews
All photos (26)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average42%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid, Spain
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Madrid
from US$70.00
More Info
from US$34.00
More Info
from US$40.50
More Info
from US$25.46
More Info
Reviews (59)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful statue pope john paul ii almudena cathedral larger than life de la
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I was walking in Madrid and used TripAdvisor to find things near me. So I walked over to see this statue. It’s nice enough. Nothing special. I don’t know the back story so it was just a statue to me.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We went to visit the Almudena Cathedral. When we were through we went to the back of the church to look at the statue of Juan Pablo II. This is a very good statue of this very popular Pope.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Just outside the side visitor entrance of Catedral de Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena sits this tribute to Pope John Paul II. It is a new statue, installed in 1998 to commemorate his 1993 visit to the church. So there is not a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Pope John Paul II consecrated the Cathedral of the Almudena on 15th June, 1993. The plaza adjacent the Cathedral is commonly known as the plaza of John Paul II because of the statue representing the late Pope. Many bouquets of fresh flowers were adorning the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My wife and I visited the Almudena Cathedral and we found the statue of Juan Pablo II behind it. This Pope was much loved, so we were glad that this monument is there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Estatua de Juan Pablo II is situated in front of the entrance to the cathedral and seems a popular site for people laying flowers etc. and praying in front of it.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The larger than life statue of Pope John Paul II really gets your attention as you leave the Cathedral de la Almudena. I was also moved by the statue 'Homeless Jesus' by Timothy Schmalz which sleeps on a park bench nearby.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank justjans
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It felt like we were being welcomed by the Pope himself as we made our way to the Cathedral. This statue is the first thing you will see as you go up the stairs towards the Cathedral. There is an information board there , however...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came passed this statue on the way to the cathedral. We happened to notice it and he is clearly recognizable.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Though sculptor Juan de Avalos has depicted Pope John Paul II as larger than life in this bronze statue by Cathedral de la Almudena, I almost missed it. The work stands off to the left of a secondary entrance on the cathedral's east side above...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rumples
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 453 nearby hotels
Petit Palace Plaza Mayor
1,189 reviews
.35 km away
Hostal La Casa de La Plaza
180 reviews
.36 km away
Oriente Suites
14 reviews
.38 km away
Apartamentos Palacio Real
222 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13,127 nearby restaurants
Me gustas MXO
241 reviews
.15 km away
Mercado Jamon Iberico
125 reviews
.12 km away
Cerveceria La Mayor
322 reviews
.06 km away
Dans Le Noir?
201 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,975 nearby attractions
Plaza de Oriente
2,990 reviews
.18 km away
Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena
173 reviews
.13 km away
Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena
3,324 reviews
.05 km away
Almudena Crypt
236 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Estatua de Juan Pablo II staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines