Monastero reale dell'Incarnazione, Madrid

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The Royal Monastery of the Incarnation or Real Monasterio de la Encarnación is a convent of the order of Recolet Augustines located in Madrid, Spain. The institution mainly interned women from noble families, and was founded by the Queen Margaret of Austria, wife of Philip III, and thus was well endowed with wealth. Although it belongs to an enclosed religious order, the building is open to the public under the administration of the Patrimonio Nacional.HistoryThe impulse for the founding of the monastery by Queen Margaret, and sometimes the nuns are called las Margaritas, was to celebrate her husband's expulsion of the Moriscos, resident Moors. The queen had the prioress of the monastery of discalced nuns of San Agustín in Valladolid, Mother Mariana de San José, accompanied by Francisca de San Ambrosio (sister of the marquesa de Pozas), Catalina de la Encarnación, and Isabel de la Cruz. First lodged in the Convent of Santa Isabel while they awaited the completion, they received donations from the king and queen, including jewels, to finance the monastery. The monastery was built adjacent to the then extant Real Alcázar, and had a passageway to allow the royals direct access. The monastery was inaugurated in the 2nd of July 1616, a few years after the queen had died.The architect and friar Alberto de la Madre de Dios designed and built the monastery between 1611-1616. The facade has a sobriety recalling the style of Juan de Herrera. The monastery, now partly a museum, has a wealth of works of art and relics including tubes with the blood of St. Januarius and of St. Pantaleon.
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  • El Real Monasteries da la Encarnacion, located near the royal palace, is an old monastery that preserves its history. Upon our arrival all the nuns come out, a guide after the usual security check we ga see the wonderful interior salons and full of paintings. From the 1 floor, the cheda is decorated with tapestries. Old-cooked floors all polished. Then we arrive in a painted room full of treasures and priceless relics. We enter the church and admire the tapestries and go out. Impressive!
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  • Beautiful monastery with beautiful and unusual facades, in an interesting and very beautiful place, in fact this whole area must be visited.
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  • this place is amazing. you can ony go in with a guided tour. english is only available after 4 pm, so prepare for this time. however, the place is wonderful with so many works of art, painting, relis and different things to fascinate your mind. it is a must see in madrid
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