The roots of this cathedral are impressive, at least in the ideas of its construction, which already back in the 16th century. History teaches that already in 1518 the King of Spain Carlos I meant to build the cathedral.
It took 350 years until the beginning of construction, and almost another 120 until construction was finalized. It is named after the Virgin Mary, the patron of the city of Madrid, since in 712 a photo of the Virgin was found in the city walls. This was moments before the invasion of the Arabs to Spain. The name of the church comes from the name La Almudena, meaning city walls.
With its outside beauty, a visit inside is not necessary. If you still walked in, look up and try to find the hexagrams in the Star of David shape on the ceiling. Historians still do not know how Jewish symbols came to be here, that were added from the original design.
In the cathedral, 104 meters long and 76 meters wide, there is a dome with a diameter of 20 meters. The design inside is modern and modest, especially in comparison to other richer ancient churches. This did not stop the heir to the Spanish throne in 2004 to get married here.
During the summer months, its worth it to visit here during the hot hours and enjoy an escape from the heat, in the cool cathedral.