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Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Madrid

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  • Compared with his brother Convento de las Descalzas always carries the losing, but does not deserve its oblivion. Its galaria of pictures of characters from that time, his Church and especially the Hall of relics, especially with the famous blood of San Pantaleón deserves your visit.
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  • It was commissioned by Margarita of Austria, spouse of Felipe III to commemorate the Decree dictated by her husband for the expulsion of the Moors who remained in Spain. The Church contains the relic is San Pantaleon that, according to tradition, you blend blood every July 27. Is a temple of Augustinian recollect and contains parts art, paintings, etc.
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  • The visit is guided only in Spanish and at scheduled times and the groups are small. There is a possibility to make a ticket combined with the monastery of la Encarnación (€ 8 instead of 6 € for each monastery). We visited the next day than the Monasterio de las Descalzas (combined ticket is valid for 48 hours). Very good guide and visit here as enjoyable for those who do not know Spanish.
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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
  • Nice place