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Plaza Encarnacion 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We came across this monastery after we had visited the magnificent Royal Palace Madrid and what a lovely find. Monasterio De La Encarnacion is a lovely little building set in some well kept grounds, the building looks ancient and there's a beautiful statue out front...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this evening, as part of a guided tour in Spanish. When we arrived, the security guard explained that the guide spoke no English and gave us a guide book to acquaint us with the monastery. He was happy to explain...More

2  Thank Harriet E
Reviewed February 4, 2018

From the outside, it looks a fairly ordinary monastery. A tour was gathering at the monastery gates so we asked if we could join. As it was in Spanish only there wasn't much use us joining. Inside, there wasn't much effort to make us feel...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Monasterio de la Encarnacion looks interesting and impressive from the outside but you need to join a tour to see much inside and there didn't seem a tour available until later in the day. Not welcoming and was jumped on when I ventured into the...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I was there two days in a raw, Sunday and Monday, couldn't make it in. No hours posted, no schedule, nobody to ask. Apparently you have to book ahead, not sure how. The buildings are nice but outside, the surrounding are very dirty and bad...More

1  Thank Aqua_Uomo
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

To be honest we found it disappointing. The building is beautiful from the outside but we weren't told the tours were in Spanish until after we'd paid, so felt conned. Despite the tour guide and guard speaking fluent English not a word was said to...More

1  Thank RCharlton91
Reviewed June 1, 2017

The convent can only be visited as part of a guided tour, and was only in Spanish. Most of the start was forgettable, with poor quality artworks, most of which served no reflective purpose. The reliquary is the main point of the visit, being a...More

1  Thank Thefunkygibbons
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit. Unfortunately the tour is only given in Spanish but still a very beautiful building. The relics are especially interesting.

Thank Captain_Meg78
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a real place, a working convent, a "living" reliquary - it's fantastic - the fact that people are rating it based on the convenience of tour hours or the fact that they don't speak Spanish is insane. You have to know what a...More

2  Thank apancake
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Very close to the Royal Palace. While there you will be immersed in a crowded and luxurious environment, in the Monasterio de la Encarnacion you will be introduced in a very silent and quiet place of Spanish art and soul. Very peculiar and the tours...More

1  Thank Riccardo B
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