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Madrid Churches

Churches for free in Madrid, Spain

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For the capital city of a country that has been so seriously, even historically violently, Catholic, Madrid has a simply astounding total lack of interesting churches. Even the Cathedral is a lame modern construction not started until 1880, largely designed in a neo-Neoclassical style in the 1940s, and not opened until 1993!

The only halfway interesting church is the massive Neoclassical San Francisco el Grande, with its enormous dome and works by Goya and Zurbarán... » Full Story


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This article was last updated in January 2007. All information was accurate at the time.

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