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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
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

a wonderful hidden gem: the convent was the seat of extraordinary power-mongering in the seventeenth century and the tour is very impressive. Sadly only in Spanish.

Thank Ianncl1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came because it is on the top 10 list on Eyewitness Travel. What a disappointment! We were there at 11am, were told full. It only has 50 tickets for each 2 hours. It opens from 10-2, then 4-6. So went at 4pm and learned...More

Thank Charleen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We left here feeling we had experienced something very unique and special. Our tour was entirely in English. We did not ask for an English speaking tour guide, so I suppose we were just lucky. I recommend asking when you buy tickets. Tours are limited...More

1  Thank JWDal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely monastery with only a handful of cloistered nuns living there now. Tours only in Spanish. Worth the visit even if you don't understand Spanish. But you have to get here exactly when it opens to get your tickets. And then you may have to...More

1  Thank Ortlinde
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, this place is beautiful, it's like a church in the large building :-) If you like churches, go visit. The problem is that you must book your 1 h tour! Do it online or come before 10 am in person to make sure you...More

1  Thank michaelahr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only Spanish-speaking tours are on offer. I lasted about 15 minutes before seeking the Salida. Tour group of about twenty. No pictures allowed as I was informed by the security guard following at the tail end of the group. The whole tour is meaningless unless...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An original building, historically interesting. Always nice to do something different. Worth the visit if you are in town for a while.

1  Thank Anne-Marie B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I was almost tempted not to bother with this but I am glad that I changed my mind. The hours are somewhat restricted since it is a working convent. They do six tours from 10-2 and three more from 4-6:30P. It is all guided with...More

2  Thank ianshamshey
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Need a big of planning to get a ticket to get in but well worth the effort. Few place in the world can see every fabric from wall to floors to ceiling that are so genuine old and original. It’s probably a good idea to...More

1  Thank Peadar F
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This tour is a moving experience even if you're not Catholic. For me, the chapel where the cloistered nuns pray, when tours stop between 2 to 4, was amazing. There is a statue of Blessed mother Mary that caused me to tear up. The eyes...More

1  Thank mlwinkler1234
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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Hi, I was curious where you found the online website to book the tour.
3 June 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
Hi, Can you buy these tickets online for the English tour? I am trying on their website and don't see specific language tour options. Thanks.
2 April 2016|
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Response from NotRealHoosiers | Reviewed this property |
The other posts mirror our experience, although we didn't try to book on-line. English tours are very limited and I don't recall any particulars. Would recommend you stop by and purchase tickets in person. If you have the... More
Poet E
If I buy the tickets online do I have to print them or can you show on smart phone at entrance?
27 March 2016|
Response from SORF01 | Reviewed this property |
I printed. I didn't see anyone showing their smart phone whilst we waited.