Contact details

Carretera M604, Km 27
28741  Paular, El, Rascafría, Madrid  (Madrid)
www.monasteriopaular.com
Tel.:+34 918691425

Location

Madrid

Description

El Paular was the first monastery in Castile, founded in 1390 by order of John I of Spain. The site underwent a constant process of evolution at the hands of the architects Juan Guas, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, Francisco Hurtado and Vicente Acero. The church conserves its Flamboyant Gothic façade. It has a nave with a polygonal apse. The cloister is outstanding for its austerity and its ogive vaulted ceilings, surrounded by the friars’ cells. After the sale of church lands, the monastery was abandoned, but was restored its original use in 1910.

  • Construction: Monastery
  • Artistic period: Baroque
  • Historic period: 18th century, 14th century

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Apr 15 to Oct 28
  • From Monday to Friday

    12:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday

    12:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • Closing days: Thursday
  • From Oct 29 to Apr 14
  • From Monday to Friday

    12:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday

    12:00 PM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    1:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Closing days: Thursday

Prices

  • Admission free

Services

Guided tours, Shop

Map



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