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Iglesia del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid

Iglesia del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales - Madrid, Spain
Iglesia del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
Plaza de las Descalzas, Madrid, Spain 28013Map
+34 91 454 8800
Neighborhood: Plaza Mayor, Ópera & Sol
Overview

You can visit this 16th-century church belonging to the convent with the the greatest art collection in Madrid to see work by Paolo de San Leocadi, Gaspar Becerro and Pompeo Leoni, including the latter's impressive marble funerary monument dedicated to the founder of the convent. The main altar is also well worth a look. It was carved in Rome, transported to Madrid and given added decorative touches by Bellver. The church was designed in classical style by architect Juan Bautista de Toledo with a stone and brick façade. Its interior has been restored several times over the centuries. You'll find the convent and church in the heart of the old town.

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Iglesia del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Opera
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