The Cathedral of the Almudena is considered a sacred location by many. Built slowly during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it stands on land where the first mosque ever in Madrid was built, and also where a church that had been dedicated to Saint Maria de la Almundena, a patron saint in Madrid. In design, the cathedral is both Neoclassical as well as Neo-Gothic, because two different architects supervised the building. The Cathedral of the Almudena was finally completed in 1993, and consecrated by Pope John Paul II. Discount hotels in Madrid near the Cathedral of the Almudena are nearby.
This is a unique structure, simply because it has such a blend of styles, and took so long to complete. Its stained glassed windows are simply beautiful. It is a very large cathedral, 104 meters long and 76 meters wide. The cathedral’s central dome is 20 meters in diameter. These measurements add up to make a good sized structure. Visitors to this area will agree that this cathedral is well worth a visit. There are other historical structures in this area, and those who are planning to sightsee would be wise to look into booking a cheap hotel near the Cathedral of the Almudena in Madrid.
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