This is a nice cathedral in Spain. If you're tired of churches, I don't blame you for going, but if you're going to go to just one, I suggest this one, because it's right next to the Royal Palace and the inside is amazing. To take note is the influence of the Moors in the architecture.
This is located beside the Royal Palce. The constructions of this cathedral was started in 1883. It is based on a 13th century style cathedral. The final stages of the constructions were completed in 1993.
This building was finished and inaugurated by pope John Paul II by 1992 after more than a century of work. It is relatively new, although its name comes from musleems name 'almudayna', that stands for 'grain market'.
Next to the royal palace you'll find the cathedral - one of the least impressive cathedrals in Europe in my opinion, possibly because it took so long to build and they changed style so many times.
Skip it and go see the Cathedrals in Andalucia
It took more than 100 years to finish the Cathedral, and it was officially blessed by Pope John Paul II on 15 June 1993.
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I like to be in a cathedral and think about how small I am. But unfortunately we couldn't visit this one.
Fantastic architecture and there is ongoing restoration work to keep the artifacts in good condition.
This Catherdal is right in front Madrid's Palace Royal. It's huge, a castle of it's own and very much worth a visit.
Always take the time to look around and also look for details. This glass church window looks fairly modern to me.
The works did not start till 1883, though. Finally in 1993, the cathedral of Madrid was consecrated!
It's dedicated to the Virgin of la Almudena.
The Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Almudena faces the Royal Palace. Believe it or not it was completed only in 1993 due to lack of funds, damage during Civil War and other delays.