Almudena Cathedral

Catedral de la Almudena is Madrid’s new cathedral – new because it was completed as recently as 1993. Previously, Madrid’s cathedral was the nearby Church of Colegiata de San Isidro.

Full name of the cathedral is Catedral de Santa María la Real de La Almudena (Cathedral of Saint Mary the Royal of La Almudena).

Almudena Cathedral Photos

Almudena Cathedral

Almudena Cathedral as seen from the old town centre side (Calle de la Almudena):

Almudena Cathedral from Calle de la Almudena

Almudena Cathedral entrance facing the Royal Palace:

Almudena Cathedral entrance

How to Get to Almudena Cathedral

Almudena Cathedral occupies a prime spot in the historical centre of Madrid – facing the Royal Palace (Palacio Real). It is located in the western part of Madrid’s city centre, a short walk from Plaza Mayor (east of the Royal Palace) and from Plaza de España (north of the palace). The nearest plaza, directly in front of the Royal Palace, is Plaza de Oriente. The nearest metro station is Opera (other nearby stations are Plaza de España and Principe Pio).