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"Enjoy the Interior Decorations" Almudena Cathedral Tip by DanielF

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid: 69 reviews and 135 photos

Historical cathedrals in Spain are the result of adding multiple works of art in different styles to a building which becomes almost a living entity, as it evolves constantly according to the changes in the society. That is also the case of the newer Almudena cathedral in Madrid.

The interior of the church hardly matches its external appearance. The original Neo-Gothic plans were carried out in the interior, resulting in a cold-ish and austere building that would be easily identified with a North European Lutheran cathedral rather than with the overwhelmingly decorated traditional Spanish cathedrals. The Almudena cathedral, however, is gradually getting a different appearance, with bright coloured ceilings and new decorations being added. The light filters through the alabaster of the dome windows and enhances the brightness of its colours.

Address: Calle de Bailén, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 915 42 22 00

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 27, 2008
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