Madrid


Monastery of Las Descalzas Reales


Kontaktopplysninger

Plaza de las Descalzas Reales 3
28013  Madrid  (Madrid)
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Beliggenhet

Region:
Madrid

Provins/øy:
Madrid

Madrid

Bestillinger


Beskrivelse

Seclusion for the nobility

The convent is located right in the heart of Madrid. It occupies the old palace which was once the residence of Charles I and Isabella of Portugal, and the place where their daughter, Doña Juana, was born in 1535. Her tomb can be seen today in one of the chapels, adorned with a kneeling funerary sculpture by Pompeyo Leoni. It was Doña Juana who founded this convent of barefoot Franciscan nuns in 1557. Numerous ladies of the nobility would seek seclusion at this monastery, taking their personal belongings with them. This is the reason the convent today has such an important collection of paintings, tapestries and religious images. The original structure and many of the decorative elements of this Plateresque palace can still be seen on the interior of the convent. There are 17th-century fresco paintings on the staircase and in the Milagro chapel. Particular highlights include the tapestries woven from cartoons by Rubens, representing the Apotheosis of the Eucharist, in addition to paintings by artists such as Titian, Sánchez Coello, Brueghel and Luini, among others.

Konstruksjon:
Monastery

Kunsthistorisk periode:
Renaissance

Historisk periode:
16th century

Omgivelser:
Royal Monastery of La Encarnación, Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor square, Plaza de la Villa square, Teatro Real opera house, Los Austrias quarter.

Praktisk informasjon

Åpningstider

Fra Tirsdag til Lørdag
Fra 10:00 til 14:00
Fra 16:00 til 18:30

Offentlige fridager og Søndag
Fra 10:00 til 15:00

Priser

Generelt: 6€

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.

Tjenester

Guided tours

Kart


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