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Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Madrid

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  • The Monasterio de la Encarnacion is in the western part of downtown Madrid on the northeast corner of the Plaza Oriente. From the King's Palace, it is walking in less than three minutes here. The neat and apparently very old buildings is quite attractive. Some good photo opportunities arise in connection with the beautiful monument before that.
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  • We visited the monastery with guided tour, we love, rich in paintings and sculpture, the guide very helpful and preparadisima. A pity that there was some French students who did not respect some works, since they played some sculptures and were rude while the Guide Group spoke.
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  • Nice visit to a monastery in the Centre of Madrid. It's worth the time. But I've never seen people so antipatica. I ask the security guard for the visit and tells me that is missing half an hour, which again in 20 minutes. Asked how many people he comes and tells me that only 20. I say if I go and then filled? And he shrugs. I stay in the door and I see a few tourists behind my come. I go back inside and asked because they come and tell me which to buy entry and that I have not understood it. At any moment I speak of entries. If not was because I had interest in see it certainly me long
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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