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Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Madrid

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  • The convent can only be visited as part of a guided tour, and was only in Spanish. Most of the start was forgettable, with poor quality artworks, most of which served no reflective purpose. The reliqu...  more »
  • Lovely visit. Unfortunately the tour is only given in Spanish but still a very beautiful building. The relics are especially interesting.  more »
  • This is a real place, a working convent, a "living" reliquary - it's fantastic - the fact that people are rating it based on the convenience of tour hours or the fact that they don't speak Spanish is ...  more »
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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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