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Madrid's Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Posted: Jun. 9th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

At one point a thriving convent, the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales now is home to only a handful of nuns and primarily operates as a religious museum. First opened to the public in 1960 to help raise funds in support of the convent, the monastery has become a national monument and attracts its fair share of visitors. Built in the late 1500s, nearly 400 years passed before non-religious or state affiliated citizens were allowed through its doors to view the numerous relics, tapestries and art.

 

Of the relics at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, the most prominent there are by far the bones of Saint Sebastian and the supposed pieces from Christ’s crucifix. While the exterior is somewhat humble, the interior shines with ornate carvings throughout, intricate architectural designs and unique horizontal organ pipes. As a royal monastery, this location is fit for a king but you can easily get in as well.

 

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
Plaza de las Descalzas 3
28013 Madrid
91-542-00-59

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