Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Recommended
This convent founded by the daughter of Charles V is now home to a remarkable museum of religious art. The main staircase extends a stunning greeting to the visitor. In the former dormitory are ten extraordinary 17C tapestries based on cartoons by Rubens. The upper gallery of the cloister opens onto 33 chapels, each of which is more lavish than the last. Also on show is work by Zurbarán and Bruegel the Elder, among others.

Useful information

Address:

pl. Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, 28013 Madrid

Phone:

+34 914 54 88 00

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

daily except Mon 10am-2pm, 4pm-6.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-3pm - closed 1 and 6 Jan, 1 May, 24, 25 and 31 Dec and some catholic Bank Hols

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