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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
A working royal monastery set in the former palace of King Charles I and Isabel of Portugal, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales was founded by the royal couple’s daughter in 1559. Luxuriously decorated and filled with high-value objects, the monastery can only be seen via a guided tour. This grandeur was funded by the dowries of the widow and spinster noblewomen that came to the convent in the 16th and 17th centuries. Admire the masterpiece paintings, huge tapestries, ornate alters, grand sculptures, and significant religious relics. Book in advance as tours have limited capacity. Put Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Madrid travel itinerary planner.
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  • Near Sun. It is worth visiting it since it is a very peculiar place inside. It is worth...
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  • Anything outside ceplâûŝego look, because lost monastery among the narrow central streets of the city, but a very special inside: unusually beautiful, rich in history, a collection of paintings and the garden of lemon trees. The current monastery, respectively go inside only with a guided tour and make this a must! Tours are conducted in the morning, last about an hour, in English or Spanish.
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  • Beautiful convent founded in the sixteenth century. The tour is guided; attention, choose well (if you can) that will be in your language. It is located in Plaza de las Descalzas Reales. The guide toured many parts with of course the historical explanation of the scene. There are many paintings of masters (mainly representing the Royal family). There are also beautiful tapestries. Attention to schedules of visits, the number of persons admitted is limited; It is best to arrive before the time of the visit. Yet one detail: the photos are not allowed...
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  • Beautiful monastery. Really feels like being transported to the 16th century. Is a tranquil space in the heart of busy Madrid.
  • Very nice active monastery. I expected to go in a look around. Wrong. You will have to wait for the tour. It took 1.5 hours. Great if you have the time. Tip: Be there when it opens otherwise you will wait a long time for the next tour.
  • This convent is one of the finest in Madrid. Located in the city center still have some nuns so visits are limited. Check schedule first. It has a small vegetable garden.
  • Must see. Totally unexpected. Beware of the long queues
  • An attraction not to miss
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