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Monasterio de la Encarnación (Monastery of the Incarnation)

  • Pl. de la Encarnación 1 Map It
  • Palacio
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Once connected to the Palacio Real by an underground passageway, this Augustinian convent now houses fewer than a dozen nuns. Founded in 1611 by Queen Margarita de Austria, the wife of Felipe III, it has several artistic treasures, including a reliquary where a vial with the dried blood of St. Pantaleón is said to liquefy every July 27. The ornate church has superb acoustics for medieval and Renaissance choral concerts.

Sight Information

Address:

Pl. de la Encarnación 1, Madrid, 28013, Spain

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Phone:

91-454–8800-for tourist office

Sight Details:

  • €6, €8 combined ticket with Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–2 and 4–6:30, Sun. 10–3; last tickets sold 45 mins before closing

Published 08/18/2015

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