CATEGORY |Royal Palaces & Convents |
EXPERIENCE |Local Madrid |
Madrid Original ®’s private guided visit to the Descalzas Reales monastery will highlight the value of the works of art preserved within the convent’s walls. The paintings and sculptures in their original locations will reveal all their religious symbolism and deliver all their anthropolical interest.
Our guided visits present the intertwined natures of the “Descalzas Reales” monastery: a museum, a convent and a royal foundation.
The museum will allow us to admire the works of art painted by Titian, Brueghel or Rubens, and appreciate the iconographic value of lesser works by other artists.
The convent will help us evoke the religious life that has been going on within walls for more than 4 centuries, and highlight the existing relations between liturgy, religious life and iconography.
The royal foundation will introduce us to the private life of the king’s closest relatives, in a way no visit to a royal palace will ever do.
The recommended length for a guided tour of the Descalzas Reales monastery is one hour and a half.