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Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Madrid

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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  • I included this convent for noble ladies of the golden age in my "top 5" of Madrid. The door, the visitor enters another world, silent. The low number of visitors, incredible cleanliness of the place and each of its objects, passionate comments from also pious guide that erudite, everything contributes to create a digression, a journey through time. In this context, each object takes all its density, unlike the paintings of a museum that end not drown each in the middle of the others. Don't forget a few masterpieces, such as the Jean-Baptiste of Ribera or Christ lying of Gregorio Fernández. Or the most unusual pieces, such as the exchange of Princesses (panoramic compared with the table of Rubens in the Louvre version), or the room full of relics... where I remembered the final chapter of the Cheetah... Wonderful, but deserves to stay confidential. Besides, I was hesitant to leave a comment.
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  • A convent of Augustines with much history. A good collection of pictures. Very interesting the cloister with the story of the life of the Virgin and of Christ in huge pictures and a detail leave three empty spaces corresponding to the days of licking you Jesus and his resurrection. Beautiful reliquary with more than 2000 relics of all kinds and a crucified Christ of stunning ivory. I like the proportionality of the Church. Highlight the friendliness and disposal of the guide explaining things with taste and Foundation. As a religious building pictures and sculptures are, for the most part, of a religious nature, with the exception of the portraits of the founder Royal family.
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  • Very close to the Royal Palace. While there you will be immersed in a crowded and luxurious environment, in the Monasterio de la Encarnacion you will be introduced in a very silent and quiet place of ...  read more »
  • Very nice ancient monastery for royals. Only guided visits. One hour tour full of interesting stories from royal Spain.
  • 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.
  • 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
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