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Photo Gallery of the Almudena Cathedral

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Almudena Cathedral in Madrid

You may not know that Madrid Cathedral It was not consecrated as such until the year ... 1993 !!

With this data you can already get an idea that it is not what we usually understand as the cathedral of a large city, a large temple whose origins usually go back to the Middle Ages, and whose architectural style is usually Gothic or Renaissance.

The Almudena Cathedral It has had a very peculiar historical background, because until 1883, at the time of king Alfonso XII, the first stone of the building was not laid, but the project stopped around 1911 and did not resume until 1950, in full Francoism.


Almudena Cathedral in Madrid

In addition the architectural style of the Almudena Cathedral It does not have its own personality, but it is an extension of the adjoining style Royal Palace.

With the purpose of not making an architectural break, this mimicry was a requirement when addressing the final project, if the first proposed designs had been followed, Madrid would currently have a great neo-gothic cathedral, more similar to the great French or English cathedrals.


Interior of the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid

He Interior of the Almudena Cathedral It is also very peculiar that fuels the controversy over architectural taste when it comes to building it. There yes, with neo-Gothic style, the modern decoration attracts attention stained glass windows They show a bold design, very colorful and geometric shapes.

Photos Almudena cathedral

As a preview of your visit, here is a gallery of Photos of the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, with images of the exterior facades and their controversial interior.

The gallery includes images of the main nave, the side chapels, the main altar, the organ and, likewise, of the chapel where the carving size is displayed. Virgin of the Almudena, patron of Madrid.

























































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