Almudena Cathedral Facts

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Almudena Cathedral Facts

Fun and Interesting Facts about Almudena Cathedral


  1. The Cathedral of Almudena is dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena.

  2. The cathedral was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

  3. The future king of Spain, King Felipe VI of Spain married Doña Letitia Ortiz Rocasolano in Almudena Cathedral in May 2004.

  4. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1993 by Pope John Paul II.

  5. The Cathedral was built on the site of a Medieval Mosque that was destroyed in 1083 When Madrid was reconquered by Alfonso VI.

  6. You can see parts of the old city walls which was built in the 9th century from the Cathedral Entrance.

  7. Almudena Cathedral is 76 meters wide and 104 meters long, The central dome has a diameter of 20 meters.

  8. Constructions of Almudena Cathedral began in 1883, however, due to the Civil wars and political issues the cathedral was not completed until 1993.

  9. The cathedral is styled in neo-gothic and neo-classical style.

  10. Almudena Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral and the affiliation of the Roman Catholic.


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