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Contact details

Plaza de la Encarnación 1
28013  Madrid  (Madrid)
info@patrimonionacional.es
http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Monasterios-y-Conventos/Real-Monasterio-de-la-Encarnacion.aspx
Tel.:+34 914548800
Fax.:+34 915426947

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Description

  This monastery in the Plaza de la Encarnación square was built in the 17th century by order of Margaret of Austria, the wife of King Philip III. The building was designed by architects Juan Gómez de Mora and Fray Alberto de la Madre de Dios. The church underwent considerable refurbishments in the 18th century following a fire. The architect Ventura Rodríguez gave the church a neoclassical style, and the interior was decorated by the leading artists of the time. Some of the rooms in the monastery are open to the public today, such as the Salón de Reyes (Hall of Kings), the choir stalls, the cloister and the sacristy, where you can see works by José Ribera, Antonio Pereda, Luca Giordano, and Gregorio Fernández. However it is the Reliquary (containing a collection of 700 pieces made of bronze, coral, ivory and fine woods from Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands) which is the most important and popular space in the church, and is also home to carved images by Juan de Mena and Salzillo. The relics include the phial containing the blood of Saint Pantaleon which, in a curious phenomenon, every year on 27 July returns to its liquid state.

Construction:
Monastery

Artistic period:
Neo-classical

Historic period:
18th century, 17th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:30


Public holidays and Sunday
From 10:00 to 15:00

Closed: Mondays, 1 and 6 January, Easter Week, 1 and 15 May, 27 July, 9 November and 24, 25 and 31 December.


Prices

General: €7
Reduced: €4
Children aged 5 16, over 65s from EU member states and Latin American countries, and students with ID up to age 25.
Admission free Children under 5, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for European Union and Latin
American citizens, and on 18 May.
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Disabled persons: Admission free
Large families: Admission free

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