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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Plaza Descalzas s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Plaza Descalzas s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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"english tour"
in 32 reviews
"working convent"
in 11 reviews
"cloistered nuns"
in 8 reviews
"lovely monastery"
in 4 reviews
"guided tours are"
in 3 reviews
"guide book"
in 9 reviews
"spanish speakers"
in 3 reviews
"time slot"
in 4 reviews
"main staircase"
in 3 reviews
"purchase tickets"
in 4 reviews
"works of art"
in 7 reviews
"royal palace"
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"tapestries"
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"rubens"
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"queue"
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"franciscan"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, historical place full of magnificent art however a very disappointing experience - no information leaflets in English, guided tour in Spanish only.

Thank Megannova
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Convent is amazing, plenty of magnificent work arts. Sculptures, pictures, frescos, tallas, arquitecture,... A guide explain you the history through the Convent and brings you an a particular history. In the Convent still live some nuns. Highly recommended.

Thank maryagora
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were disappointed after our visit to the royal palace because many parts were renovated and changed into something fake. Then luckily we walked past this convent and the English tour and admission tickets only cost us €12. There are tons of...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Hidden away from the main crowded areas, well worth finding. The exterior could put you off, don't let it, the interior is magical, the ceilings stunning. There are tours in various languages, you need to turn up and book then come back, or, as we...More

Thank devonroamer
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

You can see really beautiful art and history objects in the monastery, although it looks rather inconspicuous from the outside. Unfortunately, you can take only guided tour and only in Spanish language. We knew that before we took the tour and thought that it wouldn't...More

1  Thank Bruno_Croatia
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Every inch of this museum is beautiful -architecture, paintings, tapestries, sculptures,etc. Tours are only given in Spanish and you must take a tour to visit.If you do not understand Spanish, bring a tour book with you and read about each room as you visit. Detailed...More

6  Thank lovinretirement2015
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

My friend and I visited this franciscan convent, also known as Monasterio de Nuestra Señora la Consolación in December 2017. At this time the nuns exposed the collection of Infant Jesus that they have. Impressive dress clothes that the nuns sew. It's close to Calle...More

2  Thank Aury D
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

Popular so worth booking early for timed entry. We turned up and managed to book on the next tour however the remaining tours that day were already fully booked. The guided tours are in Spanish with no audio guide available. The Dutch tapestries designed by...More

1  Thank juliethetraveller123
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

We acquired tickets online on Patrimonio Nacional website; the only option was a guided tour, and the tours are only in Spanish. Even though, it worth visiting the place: the main staircase is breathtaking, the upper cloister is very rich in paintings, the tapestries are...More

4  Thank Carmen S
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

You’re not supposed to take pictures inside so unfortunately I can’t show you how surprisingly decadent this monastery was. The guided tour provides you with a bit of history and the place is filled with religious artwork, including large tapestries, made by notable artists of...More

2  Thank Iye T
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tammytwo45
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Stephanie S | Reviewed this property |
I have visited twice 2015,and 2017 both in November without booking ticket-once i hit the English speaking tour (halting english) and recently the spanish-you can get the gist of the lovely things. The key is to be at the... More
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Shannaj13
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
We've been for a long weekend to Madrid and went to the Monastry to buy the tickets. If you google: madridticketsinternational, you can book tours to the Monestry a.o. on this site.
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Anna S
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Teléfono: 91 454 87 00 / 91 521 27 79 / 902 04 44 14
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