Madrid Cathedral also named Madrid Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena, the Catholic cathedral in Madrid, Spain. This structure is nothing short of both beautiful and glorious to witness up close and personal. The Kathedraal of Madrid is specially dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena and was started rather late compared to others in the year 1879. Although it began then, the cathedral was not completed until 1933 due to the Spanish Civil War that was taking place.
The cathedral boasts a Neo-Gothic interior and features chapels and statues of contemporary artists from historical revivals to pop-art décor throughout. One of the most well noted features is the Blessed Sacrament Chapel that has a mosaic from the well known artist Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik.
Throughout the years, there have been several other paintings that have gone inside the cathedral and on April 28, 2004, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, proceeded to bless all of the new paintings that were located in the apse and all painted by Kiko Arguello. Getting the chance to see all of these beautiful works of art along with learn about the long and unique history of the building itself is truly an unforgettable experience you will surely not want to miss out on while in Madrid.
Madrid Cathedral in brief
|Place||Calle de Bailén 10, 28013, Madrid, Spanje|
|Locally Known As||Santa María la Real de La Almudena|
Did you know that this cathedral was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993?