Convent of Las Descalzas Reales

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Madrid: Guided Walking Tour of Monasterio de las Descalzas

1. Madrid: Guided Walking Tour of Monasterio de las Descalzas

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.

Madrid: Hidden City Gems Exploration Game

2. Madrid: Hidden City Gems Exploration Game

Explore the magical Madrid and its intriguing neighborhoods. Visit the spots of famous authors and artists such as Ernest Hemingway, Francisco de Goya, and Lope de Vega. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Spain's most beloved and famous author Miguel de Cervantes. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 2 hours. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

3. Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

Discover Madrid and its fascinating architecture on this exciting tour. Start the tour at Puerta del Sol and walk past the stunning sights such as the Church of San Ginés, the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and Almudena Cathedral. Learn all about the history of Madrid as you wander through the narrow streets off the main roads. In addition to the Palace of the Councils and the Plaza de la Villa, you also see the Torre de los Lujanes and hear interesting anecdotes before you continue on to the Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras and the Plaza de la Paja. Admire the old Cava Baja street, which is known for its taverns and tapas bars. The covered Market of San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Literary Quarter are further highlights on the tour that provide exciting stories of the Golden Age. After the tour you can mark further attractions and quaint taverns on your map to explore later on. You can also enjoy the view from a viewing terrace at the end of the tour upon request.

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What people are saying about Convent of Las Descalzas Reales

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Great guide with real insider tips and lots of knowledge.

We really enjoyed this tour with a really friendly and competent guide. In addition to unexpected prospects, there was a lot to know about history and architecture. And, not unimportant, great culinary tips. We recommend.

Nice city, great, interesting tour with charm.

Always to recommend this charming and very interesting tour of Madrid. It is a beautiful, lively city and we met many friendly people, especially our tour guide. Even our 15 year old son liked it.

Very nice Guide, many information

Javier gave us many information. The 3.5 hour tour was not too long, we visited so many attractions and the guide could tell us very much about everything

The guide was very informative. There were also many tips on restaurants, tapas bars and more.

Great tour with a really great guide...!!! Highly recommended and informative...