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Basílica de San Francisco el Grande
Madrid

San Francisco el Grande es una basílica que se encuentra en la ciudad de Madrid. Se construyó en el siglo XVIII y es de estilo neoclásico. El lugar estuvo ocupado anteriormente por un convento franciscano que, según la leyenda, fue fundado por San Francisco de Asís en 1217. Cuando Felipe II convirtió Madrid en capital del reino, en 1561, el convento ganó en riqueza e importancia y se le nombró custodio de los Santos Lugares conquistados por los cruzados. En 1760, Carlos III ordenó que el convento fuera reemplazado por una iglesia neoclásica. El arquitecto Francisco Cabezas diseñó una cúpula de más de 33 m de diámetro y 70 de altura, la tercera más grande de Europa (después de San Pedro y Santa Sofía), pero las obras tuvieron que suspenderse en 1768 debido a las complicaciones generadas por sus enormes proporciones. La obra fue terminada por Francesco Sabatini en 1784.

Copyright: Daniel Font
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Uploaded: 29/09/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
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