Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Madrid

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  • August 18, 2017
    The tour is interesting for those interested in the genealogy of the Kings of Spain: a series of portraits explains the role of the sovereign to the royal monastery. A collection of 700 relics...
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  • July 25, 2017
    Located in the plaza of the same name, it was founded by the spouse of Felipe III, Margarita of Austria. It has always enjoyed the protection and support of the royalty. We had to wait half an hour until it was completed the Group of 16 people to be guided. Note: the box van de Meulen that represanta the exchange of princesses on the island of pheasants, a San Juan Bautista de Ribera and a Christ at the column by Gregorio Hernández. But the most interesting is the Hall of relics with many relics. Allas include: a Lignum Crucis and a blister that contains blood of San Pantaleón and that liquefies each year on July 27. Interesting Church in herrerian style. Very attentive and competent Guide. You are not allowed to do any photography. Visit very interesting.
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  • June 22, 2017
    The cloistered monastery of the Augustinians recollette of la Encarnación was founded in 1611 by Queen Margaret of Austria, wife of Philip III. The tour starts from the cloister, with its chapels and its lovely paintings (including a curious "Virgen de la O") and ends in the convent Church, but the "piece de resistance" is the sala delle reliquie with walls covered with shelves crammed with hundreds of precious reliquaries (one of blood of san Pantaleone, who liquefies each 27 July. There is still a small religious community inhabiting the monastery, so the visit should take into account the needs of their seclusion. The structure is open to groups of up to 20 people with Guide (only in Spanish), for which reservations are required. Admission is 6 euros, but at 8 euros you can buy a ticket includes the visit to the nearby monastery of las Descalzas Reales. I don't recommend the visit to lovers of art and history.
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  • STOP 10.- THE MONASTERY OF ENCARNACIÓN.El monument to Lope de Vega deserves our attention. The upper base is formed by a type of limestone with abundant Fossil called limestone reef. The shield is of white marble. You can locate coral fragments in longitudinal or transverse sections. The gaps are Filled with white calcite.
  • Having read descriptions of this convent in the pages of travel guides and having read opinions and reviews from Tripadvisor I decided to visit the convent to form a personal view. The particular day and time I visited the guided tour was available in Spanish only. I do not know whether English speaking tours are available in other days from direct experience but since the Pocket Rough Guide says that some tours are in English I assume that this is the case. The tour got us through this place whose sombre exterior is matched by an equally sombre interior where one can see very serious and heavy handed paintings of Spanish royalty as well as statues devoted to Catholic worship. One room contains elaborate boxes made of glass which contain skulls and bones of saints preserved for posterity and decorated with dried flowers. It is a. Strange form of art, when one is not used to it and since I do not understand Spanish I lost the explanations of the tour guide. He was speaking a lot and in detailed manner so I assume he conveyed a mass of information to those able to understand. The tour ends inside a church/chapel which is beautiful. In general the ambiance is serious and sombre but if someone wants to experience how Hispanic baroque religiosity felt like this is the place to visit.
  • Very nice ancient monastery for royals. Only guided visits. One hour tour full of interesting stories from royal Spain.
  • We really wanted to go inside but we showed up on a Monday. They are closed Mondays no matter what the internet website says
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