Guided tour

Madrid: Guided Walking Tour of Monasterio de las Descalzas

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Activity provider: IBE TOURS

Madrid: Guided Walking Tour of Monasterio de las Descalzas

Activity provider: IBE TOURS
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Discover the Descalzas Reales Monastery with a guided walking tour. Learn of the most amazing legends and stories of the most beautiful monastery of cloistered nuns in Madrid.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the most beautiful monasteries in Madrid
  • Visit the Cloister, the main staircase, the Hall of Tapestries, and the Choir Room
  • Marvel at the thousands of works of art by famous painters
  • Explore the interior and exterior of Monsterio de las Descalzas
  • Learn the legends and stories of what was once the richest convent in Europe
Full description

Explore the Monastery of Descalzas Reales Monastery on a guided tour and learn the stories and legends of what was once the richest convent in all of Europe. Allow your guide to take you through history, as you admire impressive paintings, staircases, and the many rooms within the building.

Meet your guide at the Plaza de las Descalzas, right in front of the entrance door to the Monastery to begin the tour. Arrive at the entrance of the Monastery of the Descalzas Reales and listen to an explanation of its facade and exterior, before entering inside. Admire important areas of the building's interior, such as the cloister, through which passes the Procession of the Holy Burial that takes place every year on Good Friday. Then, contemplate the main staircase, considered by many to be the true jewel of the monument.

On the walls, take in the mural paintings created during different periods that adorn the walls. In particular, look up at the ceiling to discover the impressive painting attributed to Claudio Coello. Through the tour, access the Tapestry Room, the Choir Room, and find Plateresque doors, countless works of art of enormous value, and paintings by some of the greatest painters in history such as Zurbarán, Antonio Moro or Luca Giordano.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Descalzas Reales Monastery
  • Guide in Spanish
  • Food or drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Just in front of the entrance door to the Monastery, next to some benches and statues. Look for a guide with a sign or an IBE TOURS umbrella.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • There are no public restrooms in the monument
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The place is not to be missed. The art collection is amazing.(tomp oil staircase , tapestry room, etc. ) Sadly the guide was not so good. The poor woman had a bad back and did not feel well. I recommend reading about the daughters of Nobility before going who are the ones that founded it and stayed there, hence the name. Continue to the next Claustro. La Real ENCARNACIÓN Monastery. The guide was OUTSATNDING, very passionate and knowledgeable We booked it directly on site Don’t miss the reliquary room .

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June 11, 2022

Product ID: 415023