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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of 37 stops around the city. Then hop on and off as you wish or remain aboard for the entire loop. The two routes interconnect so you can switch between them — your ticket is valid on both.Follow Route 1 (Blue Route) around historical Madrid with its grand royal buildings. Hop off at the Paseo del Prado to visit the magnificent Prado; disembark to explore the Royal Palac or sit back and admire the Belle Epoque buildings of the Gran Vía Madrid’s main thoroughfare.Switch to Route 2 (Green Route) to focus on 19th- and 20th-century Madrid. Delve into elegant Salamanca
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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of 37 stops around the city. Then hop on and off as you wish or remain aboard for the entire loop. The two routes interconnect so you can switch between them — your ticket is valid on both.Follow Route 1 (Blue Route) around historical Madrid with its grand royal buildings. Hop off at the Paseo del Prado to visit the magnificent Prado; disembark to explore the Royal Palac or sit back and admire the Belle Epoque buildings of the Gran Vía Madrid’s main thoroughfare.Switch to Route 2 (Green Route) to focus on 19th- and 20th-century Madrid. Delve into elegant Salamanca
From EUR21.00
 
Madrid Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés
"Make your own way to Teatro Real the opera house in central Madrid to meet your guide and begin your 4-hour small-group walking tour of the city’s highlights with a sweet treat for breakfast.Follow your guide on a stroll to the bustling bohemian neighborhood of La Latina. Situated at the heart of Madrid Old Town La Latina is sometimes referred to as ‘El Madrid de los Austrias’ which means ‘the Madrid of the Austrians or the Habsburgs’ and is the name used for the ancient city center.Wander through the expansive squares and the narrow
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San Francisco el Grande Basilica Tips (9)

Basilica Of St. Francisco El Grande

Under the largest dome in Spain, larger even than St. Paul's cathedral, this basilica possesses some of the most magnificent paintings in Christendom. Outside it is a musty, pollution greyed building,...
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antistar
Dec 12, 2016

San Francisco el Grande-don't miss it

I don't know what I shall say about this architectural gem to hold your focus for few moments and share with you few of my impressions from Madrid. Probably that I am surprised to see it ignored by...
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adema29
Apr 15, 2013

The Basilica of Saint Francis

The Basilica of Saint Francis is just a couple of minutes walk away from the cathedral across the viaduct bridge. Work on this beautiful church started in 1760 and was finalised by Francesco Sabatini...
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IreneMcKay
Jan 01, 2012

Basílica de San Francisco el Grande

The Basilica de San Francisco el Grande was built in a neoclassical style by King Carlos III in 1760 on the site of an old Franciscan convent. The Basilica is made up of 3 chapels and features a large...
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keeweechic
Sep 22, 2009

Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

In 1217, St. Francis of Assisi is said to have founded a convent on the very site where the Basilica de San Francisco el Grande now sits. The basilica was built under King Carlos III in 1760, and one...
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Jefie
May 11, 2008

Basilica de San Francisco (de Asis)

The legend says that San Francisco arrived in Madrid in 1217 and built a small dwelling. Later a convent was erected, demolished and reconstructed in 1761. The current basilica is from a renovation at...
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BeChar
Apr 01, 2007

San Francisco el Grande

A beautiful church that you definitely should pay a visit.If you can, try to get inside, for some reason, which I don'tremember, we weren't supposed to be let inside, but giveit a try, we succeded at...
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maria_mullah
Apr 09, 2006

San Francisco the Great church

This magnificant church is situated in La Latina, but is hardly ever opened. So many times i passed it finding it closed i was happy one day accidentally to found it to be opened, on a weekday that...
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ger4444
Apr 08, 2006

San Francisco El Grande

This huge XVIII century is famous for its very large dome. It is several blocks south from the royal palace.
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el_ruso
May 03, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near San Francisco el Grande Basilica

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Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid

Train lovers lookie here! The Railroad Museum includes exhibitions of steam, electric and diesel trains and wagons. They have 4 rooms featuring infrastructure and models of foreign and Spanish trains....
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La Casa Encendida

So La Casa Encendida is a kind of socially-conscious project/creative and learning space sponsored by the Caja Madrid bank.... The building has several floors with various different spaces, most...
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El Rastro

El Rastro is the famous open market of Madrid. You can find souvenirs, clothes, books, bags and more in this busy market. It actually felt like the open markets in Istanbul while we were wandering...
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Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - in short: Museo Reina Sofía - is Madrids leading modern art museum. Established 1992, it began to take over the Prado Collection of 20th century modern...
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Basilica Pontificia de San Miguel

this church is build upon the rememnants of a roman church and is one of the few examples of the so called Bourbon-baroc. There are 4 religious statues to be seen head of the basilica depicting mercy,...
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Arab Wall

Next to the Cathedral you find rememnants of an Arab citywall dating back from the 9 th century. Its a 3 meter high wall build in flintstone materials and is situated in the parque of Emir Mohamed,...
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Getting to San Francisco el Grande Basilica

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Plaza de San Francisco, s/n, 28005 Madrid, Spain

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