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The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Madrid (Spain). This temple is 102 meters long and 73 tall, built during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a mixture of styles: neoclassical exterior, Gothic and neo-Romanesque inside the crypt.

It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on his fourth trip to Spain, June 15, 1993, thus being the only Spanish cathedral dedicated by a pope.

Located in the historic city center. The main facade faces the Royal Palace. The facade of the transept facing the street dancing, and access to the crypt is by the Cuesta de la Vega, at the end of Main Street. Unlike most Christian churches, east-west, the cathedral has a north-south, from his conception as an integral part of all the Royal Palace. It is built in stone Novelda (Alicante) and granite from quarries in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid province).

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