Almudena Cathedral of Madrid
The Santa María La Real de La Almudena Cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Madrid. It is 102 meters long and 73 meters tall with a mixture of different architectural styles.
It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on his fourth trip to Spain in June 15 1993. It is the first Spanish cathedral consecrated by a pope and the first consecrated by Pope John Paul II outside of Rome.
Unlike other cathedrals la Almudena has a north-south orientation.
The Almudena Cathedral has a Museum explaining the history of the church and the archdiocese of Madrid.
The entrance to the Cathedral is free but not the entrance to the Museum
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All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.