The Almudena Cathedral is a Catholic church in the Spanish capital city of Madrid that is the seat of the Archdiocese of Madrid. The cathedral took many years to build, with original plans dating back to the 16th century, it is dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena. Due to money being used on the Spanish Empire, funds never sufficed for the cathedral until construction began in 1879. The cathedral wasn't completed till 1993 due to the Spanish Civil War and a change of architects. The cathedral has been used for royal weddings with King Felipe VI marrying there in 2004.
The cathedral is not too far away from the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor, it is accessible by the subway system using line 2 and 5, getting off at the ‘Opera’ stop.
Opening Times and Admission
With the cathedral being relatively new it doesn't have the grandness and many historical artefacts of other major city cathedrals but it does still have a museum for which entry will come at a cost. Entry to the cathedral and its crypt come at the cost of a small donation.