When is the Catedral de la Almudena open?

When is the Catedral de la Almudena open?

The Cathedral is open every day from 10.00 am to 7.30pm But is closed to tourists during church services. There are different times for the Cathedral Museum and Crypt. Admission to the Cathedral is free.

How is the Almudena Cathedral different from other cathedrals?

As a curiosity, we will tell you that all cathedrals are traditionally oriented towards the east-west except the Almudena Cathedral, that is oriented to the north-south because, in its origins, it was designed as part of the Royal Palace complex and its main façade looks towards the south facade of the Palace.

Where is the Plaza de la Almudena in Madrid?

Plaza de la Almudena. 28013, Madrid. Entrance to the Cathedral: Free. Metro: Ópera, lines 2 and 5. Buses: 3, 25, 39 and 148. The Plaza de España (Spain Square), located between Calle Princesa and Gran Vía, is one of the main centres in Madrid and is very popular among both tourists and locals.

Who was the pope when the Almudena Cathedral was built?

It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on 15 June 1993, making it the first cathedral to be consecrated outside of Rome. The construction of la Almudena began on 4 April 1883 when Alfonso XII of Spain set the first stone. The project was driven and designed by the architect Francisco de Cubas.

What are the patron saints of La Almudena?

It also has a museum that houses effigies of the city’s patron saints: the Virgin Mary of la Almudena and San Isidro Labrador, and has an exhibition of the life of the Church through the seven sacraments. WHAT’S IN THE AREA? Free admission.

Who was in charge of the crypt at La Almudena?

In 1899, the Marquis of Cubas died and Miguel Olabarría, Enrique Maria Repullés, and Juan Moya were subsequently put in charge of the project. The crypt was opened in 1911 but work was suspended during the Civil War and resumed with limited resources in 1939.