Monasterio De La Encarnacion, Madrid

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Address: Plaza de la Encarnacion, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34-914548800

Ticket Price: 6 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

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About Monasterio De La Encarnacion, Madrid

Philip III and Margaret of Austria founded this convent in 1611, to celebrate the expulsion of the Moors here. Margeret personally chose the nun who’d live there. You can’t go traipsing around the place by yourself; it’s mandatory to follow the group tour.

Things to note include:

  • The blue and white tiling
  • The Hall of the Kinds, which is a room or portraits of royalty.
  • The Relics Chapel which contains the relics of hundreds of saints, most of which were saved from the Reformation.
  • The altar paintings by Vincenzo Carducci in 1616
  • The tabernacle by Ventura Rodríguez
  • The various sculptures

The church has a very understated beauty – it’s only when you’ve been through it that you realise how nice the experience was. It’s like having green tea.

Monasterio De La Encarnacion Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: 6 EURO
  • Free Admission: Children under 5 years; People with disabilities carriers accreditation, International Museum Day.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Monasterio De La Encarnacion Opening and Closing Hours

  • Box office and open access to the monastery in the morning until 1:00pm and until 5:30pm.
  • Public Holidays: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Box office and open access to the Monastery until 2:00pm.

How To reach Monasterio De La Encarnacion by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Lines 3, 25, 39 and 148
  • By Metro: Opera Station, Línes 5 and 2

Restaurants Near Monasterio De La Encarnacion

  • Caripen Restaurant
  • LA MI VENTA

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Monasterio De La Encarnacion, Madrid Reviews

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  • Can only go in with tour guide, English only available after 4pm. Was not allowed to enter due to this, so can't say how good it was inside.

  • What a wonderful place filled with works of art, paintings, relics and steeped in sacred history. The church is lavish and the tour guide was awesome. Really worth the visit!

  • 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.

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