Catedral De La Almudena, Madrid

About Catedral De La Almudena, Madrid

Catedral De La Almudena, Madrid - Address, Phone Number

Address: Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34-915422200

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

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Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena was built from the 1880’s to the 1990’s spanning 100 years. The Neo -Gothic architecture with influences of contemporary designand modern Pop-Art décor give the cathedral its distinct look.

Highlights Include:

  • Neo-Romanesque Crypt: A 19th century crypt that accommodates a 16th  century image of the Almudena Virgin.
  • Museum: Showcases the history of the Church and is home to the popular mosaics seen at the Cathedral Sacristy and Chapter Hall. The view from the dome is the highlight.

The place is perfect to learn a little bit about the history of the church and explore its past as you walk through the crypt and see the timeless building merge with urban Madrid.

Catedral De La Almudena Information

  • Be decently dressed.
  • Maintain tranquility within the church.
  • Make sure your visit doesn’t disturb other worshippers.

Catedral De La Almudena Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the Cathedral is Free.
  • Museum Fee: Euro 1 per person.

Catedral De La Almudena Opening and Closing Hours

  • Mass timings: 12pm, 6pm, 7pm (Monday to Saturday); 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 6pm,7pm (Sundays and holidays)
  • Confessions: 11am – 4pm & 5pm - 8pm (everyday)

Museum Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Closed on Sundays and days of special cult acts.
  • Visit the official website for other timings.

How To reach Catedral De La Almudena by Public Transport

  • By Metro/Subway: at Opera
  • By Bus: at Bailen - Mayor
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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Catedral De La Almudena, Madrid Reviews - Write a Review

  • Though grand, it compares badly with the older cathedrals in Spain. Paintings and windows in a modern unappealing style. Crowded with tourists that remove almost any sense of the sacred. Don't know about Masses, but times and directions posted for confession are unreliable.

  • An incredible place, once you get in can't take your eyes. Fantastic decoration design. The admission is free. Crowdy and peaceful. One of the biggest cathedral have ever seen.

  • Stunning architecture. Set alongside the river and the Royal Palace of Madrid. A definite must see.

  • I wasn't overly overwhelmed by this place at times it felt fairly modern or commercialised. With Bose speaker scattered about, 1 euro machines that would light up certain walls, no real candles just the electronic versions. Just seemed to lack a sense of history and historic value to the city. Maybe I have just seem more impressive cathedrals and churches in Rome. And comparing it to those, I wasn't as impressed.

  • Expected a bit more as it looks so monumental from the outside. Arrived when the place opened and staff was cleaning the cathedral so not a very spiritual visit :-) Crypt that opens after 10am and is just behind the corner looks better. Nobody forced me to donate even though there were big signs to donate 1 or 2 euros in the crypt.

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