Almudena Cathedral

Madrid, Spain

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Almudena Cathedral

-Almudena Cathedral is the cathedral of Madrid, Spain.

-When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo; so the new capital – unusually for a Catholic country – had no cathedral.

-Almudena Cathedral was completed in 1993 and consecrated in person by Pope John Paul II that same year. A statue of the pope in front of the cathedral commemorates the momentous occasion.

Amazing Views of the Cathedral

Inside the Cathedral

-The bright Neo-Gothic interior is uniquely modern, with chapels and statues of contemporary artists, in heterogeneous styles, from historical revivals to "pop-art" decor. -It is modest compared to most Spanish cathedrals.

-The Neo-Romanesque crypt houses a 16th century image of the Virgen de la Almudena.

Hours of Operation

The cathedral opened on June 15, 1993.

Monday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Tuesday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Wednesday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Thursday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Friday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm