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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales - Madrid, Spain
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, s/n, Madrid, Spain 28013Map
+34 91 454 8800
Neighborhood: Gran Via
Overview

This palace's plateresque doorway is outstanding; a style of architectural decoration that aimed to emulate the finesse of 16th-century silversmiths. Its dome, interior courtyard, chapels, baroque cloisters, and royal salon are all magnificent pieces of architecture. Carlos V and Felipe II both lived in this lovely palace before it was converted into a convent in 1556. Cloistered nuns still live and work in one part of the building. The rest of it, comprising a church, museum and convent, is open to the public.

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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales General Information
  • Open Hours: Saturday from 03:00 PM to 05:45 PM, Tuesday to Thursday from 03:00 PM to 05:45 PM, Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 01:15 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Puerta del Sol
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