Alcalá de Henares

La Imagen Carmelite Convent, Alcalá de Henares

Contact details

Calle Imagen
28801  Alcalá de Henares, Madrid  (Madrid)




Founded in 1563 by the blessed Sister María de Jesús, under the patronage of Doña Leonor de Mascareñas, governess of Felipe II. The design of this Renaissance building's façade is attributed to Alonso de Covarrubias. The façade is decorated with grotesques, dragons and fantastic figures. In the pediment there is a vaulted niche with an image of the Immaculate Virgin, and underneath the shield of the Order of the Carmelites. In the interior we find a staircase and a courtyard, both of which were attributed to Covarrubias.

  • Construction: Convent
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 16th century

Practical information


Only the exterior of the monument can be visited.


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