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Museo del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid

Museo del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales - Madrid, Spain
Museo del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
Plaza de las Descalzas, Madrid, Spain 28013Map
+34 91 454 8800
Overview

This convent's museum houses an important collection of paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and precious metalwork donated to the order during the reigns of Carlos I and Felipe II. Highlights include paintings by Zurbarán, Rubens, and Titian, a sculpted sepulcher of Emperatriz María by Crescenci, Juan de Mena's sculptures and Leoni's marble mausoleum. It first opened to the public in 1960 and won the European Council's special Museum of the Year award in 1987. The 16th-century convent is home to a religious community of Franciscan nuns belonging to the order of St. Clare.

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Museo del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM, Tuesday to Thursday from 04:00 PM to 05:45 PM, Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM, Saturday from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM, Saturday from 04:00 PM to 05:45 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 01:45 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Tours, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Callao / Sol
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