Monasterio De Las Descalzas RealesCurrently Closed
- Address: Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro), 28013
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +34-914548800
- Fax: +1-915426947
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery , Social, Arts, Museums
Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales - Review
Europe will never run out of crazy histories like this. Back in 1559, Joanna of Austria founded this convent. It began to attract nobleborn and wealthy spinsters and widows, who each brought with them a substantial dowry, and soon the convent was filthy rich. Not that it mattered – no one was allowed to spend or even display that wealth. The nuns became poorer and poorer until one day the government and pope stepped in and turned the place into a museum. That museum now supports the few nuns who still live there. It’s also one of Spain’s most visited national monuments now. The church itself is a masterwork of architecture, but what priceless treasures did the nuns bring in?
- Alleged pieces from Christ's cross.
- Bones of Saint Sebastian.
- Titian's Caesar's Money, tapestries by Rubens.
- Works by Hans de Beken and Brueghel the Elder.
- Rare portraits of royal children of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from the late 16th-century.
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Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales Ticket Prices
- Free admission: children under 5 years, large families, ICOM members, disabled people, teachers, unemployed people and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon for European Union and Ibero-American citizens.
Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales Hours
- Tuesday to Saturday: Box office and open access to the monastery in the morning until 1pm and until 5:30pm.
- Sundays and holidays: Box office and open access to the Monastery until 2pm.
How To reach Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales by Public Transport
- Metro Line 1, 2, 3 stop Puerta del Sol.
- Trains C3 and C4 stop Puerta del Sol.
Restaurants Near Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales
- El Escarpin
- Casa Labra
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Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales, Madrid Reviews
Short line at 3:40 pm for 4 pm opening time. Next English tour at 4:45. Took Spanish tour at 4:15. This was a mistake, since our Spanish couldn't keep up. Otherwise lots of artwork to see. Worthwhile to see this sight.
Very interesting. The religious art inside is very interesting but the organization is rather tricky: there are only a few hours a day you can visit the place, because the guided tour is mandatory. Plus, the speaker was extremely boring and her speech did not do justice to the art inside. Focusing on mediocre portraits of royal children and not even letting the visitor time to look at a Zurbaran or a Bosch is not best...
Place closes admission 1 hour before closing time, so be aware!
We tried going a few times, since we are staying close by. First time, the doors were locked tight at 1pm, even though it is supposed to be open till 2pm. Many other people came to check while we were standing there trying to figure out if we’d made a mistake. Another try today, we got there at 4:15 and all the tours for the afternoon were booked - no admission possible. My advice to the traveler with many sites to see in this wonderful city... spend your time somewhere else!
Unfortunately not enough tours with guide in English and/or German. But the worst was the customer service at entrance. The lady was very unfriendly, not greeting us, the tourists, without passion for service, and arrogant! Making a bad impression its never ideal, and it's definitely hard to recover from. What's happening to Spanish hospitality?