On a recent trip to Madrid we had planned to see both this monastery and the Monesterio de Encarnacion. First thing in the morning we did the tour of the Monasterio de Encarnacion and then went on to see Monasterios de las Descalzas Reales. However when we got there all the tickets for the day had been sold. We were told to come back tomorrow about 15 minutes before opening time to get tickets. We did that and by the time we got to the front of the queue 12.00 tour tickets were on sale, they were the only being offered to us, the earlier ones had all gone. The tour was to be in Spanish but as the group consisted of mainly French and Italians the tour guide spoke in french.Be prepared to spend all morning queuing and doing the tour. The wait was worth it, the monastery is full of art that was given to the convent by the nuns' families. I bought a book that covered the 2 monasteries which proved useful during the tour.
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