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Madrid — Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Almudena

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Madrid - Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la AlmudenaCathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Almudena is the seat of the Bishop of Madrid. The Cathedral is located naprotiv southern facade of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

The building of the cathedral was built recently, the plug construction was started in 1883, and the church was lit by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

Cathedral has impressive dimensions: 102 meters long and 73 high. OH is in a mixed architectural style dominated by neo-classical in appearance, in the interiors of the neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style in the crypt's Style.

Unlike bolshinstva cathedrals, located along the axis from east to west, the Madrid Cathedral is from north to south.

New Cathedral postroen instead of a small church of St. Mary de la Almudena, which was located just a few meters Od current location of the cathedral.

Inside the crypt of the cathedral in hranitsya image of the Virgin Mary de la Almudena 16th century.

It is necessary to emphasize the sculptural image of the founder of the Catholic organization Opus Dei Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (1902 - 1975), kotoroe found one of the side chapels of the nave.

Other attractions in Madrid:

The Prado Museum
Plaza Mayor
The Royal Palace
Catedral de la Almudena de Madrid
Museo Nacional Centro de arte Reina Sofia
Plaza de Cervantes
Puerta del Sol
Iglesia San Francisco el Grande
Real Jardin Botanico
laza Espana
Iglesia de San Antonio
Puerta de Alcala
Palacio Silvela
Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes de Alcala de Henares
Puerta de Toledo
El Rastro
Puerta de los Martires