Catedral de Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena

Landmark cathedral on Plaza Mayor (©Madrid Tourismo)

Catedral de Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena

Construction began in 1883 yet was not completed until 1993 for this landmark cathedral, built on the site of the old Santa Maria la Mayor church which in turn was on the site of Madrid’s first mosque. The styles are a hybrid, beginning with a neo-Gothic plan, Classicist exterior, 16th-century crypt with images of the Virgen de la Almudena, neoclassical/Gothic style, with pop art stained-glass windows. Open daily 9am-8pm.

Address: 
Calle Mayor 90
28013 Madrid
Spain
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Map of Catedral de Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena