It may not be as impressive as the Notre Dame in France or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, but at least this one is finished, right? 😉
Having said that, it was only consecrated in 1993 by the Pope Jean Paul II… so that makes YOU officially older than this place!
The interior is bright and based on the Neo-Gothic style that is quite modern, with chapels and statues of contemporary artists from historical revivals to pop art decor. Similar to the Royal Teatre, the Almudena is neighbors with the Royal Palace, so as not to overshadow them, a modest front was constructed. This two buildings contain actually the shortest distance in the world between religious and political power.
If you haven’t had chance yet, head over the bridge to Las Vistillas to discover “Almudena’s hidden secret” (see photo). The view on a clear day is quite spectacular.