Monastery of the Incarnation

Interesting
Founded in 1611 by Margaret of Austria, this convent near the Alcazar (to which it was linked by a passageway), benefited from the generosity of its royal patrons. Hence its fine collection of art works, in particular by the 17C Madrid School and, above all, an impressive collection of relics: there are over 1 500, including St Pantaleon's blood, contained in a phial, which is said to liquefy every 27 July.

Useful information

Address:

pl. Plaza de la Encarnación, 1, 28013 Madrid

Phone:

+34 914 54 88 00

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

guided tour in Spanish Tue-Sat 10am-2pm, 4pm-6.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-3pm - closed 1 and 6 Jan, Holy Week, 1 May, 24, 25 and 31 Dec - self-guided tour (no charge) 18 May, Wed and Thu afternoon for EU nationals (ID document required)

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