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Catedral de la Almudena

Catedral de la Almudena
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

The foundation stone of Catedral de la Almudena was laid in 1883, but when Pope Leo XIII granted a bull in 1885 for the creation of the Madrid-Alcalá bishopric, the plans for the church were changed to become plans for a cathedral. The Catedral de la Almudena, which stands in Hapsburg Madrid, was considered completed in 1993. On June 15th 1993, it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on his fourth trip to Spain.