Madrid’s Cathedral is, of course, one of the most beautiful churches in the city. It is located right next to the Royal Palace, and was built during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is the only Spanish cathedral that has been consecrated by a Pope, it was blessed by John Paul II during his visit to Madrid in 1993. Since it was conceived as an integral part of the Royal Palace complex, the church’s cross is oriented towards the North and South and not the West and East, which is uncommon for a Christian church. It has a beautiful interior to match its stunning exterior, with plenty to admire in every corner.
La Almudena, Calle Bailén 10, Madrid, Spain