Catedral De La Almudena

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  • Address: Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain, 28013
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-915422200
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral , Social, Arts, Museums

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.

Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Madrid itinerary 2 days.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Address: Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain, 28013
  • Catedral De La Almudena Contact Number: +34-915422200
  • Catedral De La Almudena Timing: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm
  • Catedral De La Almudena Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Catedral De La Almudena(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Catedral De La Almudena: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 4.6% of people who visit Madrid include Catedral De La Almudena in their plan

  • 35.06% of people start their Catedral De La Almudena visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Catedral De La Almudena

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

66.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catedral De La Almudena

People normally club together Gran Via and National Museum Of Romanticism while planning their visit to Catedral De La Almudena.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The cathedral museum is a must visit for people interested in history and/or religion. For those who are not, the museum still displays beautiful jewelry and clothes and has a great view from the top of the cathedral. But if you really want to save up a few bucks, just go to the cathedral when it is open. The entrance is free and the its interior is amazing.

  • Surely not your typical cathedral! The interior is very colorful and original, like nothing you've ever seen before. If you go on the towers, it offers a nice view of the royal palace.

  • A very beautiful church inside and out. There’s so much to look at and appreciate that you could spend an hour here. There is a suggested donation to get in, and is respectful to have your shoulders covered and no short skirts or shorts for women. Although you will find some people not following this suggestion, most churches have signage that ask you to do so as a sign of respect. If you are stopping at the palace this is a must stop church on your way in or out.

  • Beautiful Cathedral dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena. Just €1 to get in (donation cum entrance fee). Once inside, it will be good to find some time and space for prayer and to marvel at the structure within. One can also consider going inside a side chapel for more quiet prayer time. If you have time, you can explore the crypt (entrance is outside the Cathedral), where the entry is based on a love offering.

  • Didn't plan to visit, but popped in to escape the heat. Very pleasantly surprised. The interior is standard decent traditional church fare enlivened by a load of colourful modern additions that work remarkably well. I'm not usually a fan of the modern clashing with the old in churches (it usually feels a little too trendy vicar), but here it works incredibly well - even while none of the modern additions are, individually, much to get excited about. Except perhaps the ceilings. Good stuff, and well worth a visit. The crypt downstairs is more standard traditional stuff, but peaceful and surprisingly light. Also worth a look.

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  • I will visit the Cathedral on September 22, 2018 and wish to attend a Vigil Mass on that Saturday. What time is the Vigil Mass on this day?

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    • It is hard to tell right now when the service will be conducted in September. But, it would be better for you to contact them on 915,422,200 for getting the exact information. 

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