Convento de la Encarnación

sights / Religious

Convento de la Encarnación information

Location
Madrid , Spain
Address
Plaza de la Encarnación 1
Telephone
+34 91 454 88 00
Getting there
Metro: Ópera
More information
www.patrimonionacional.es
Prices
adult/concession €7/4, incl Convento de las Descalzas Reales €10/5, EU citizens free Wed & Thu afternoon
Opening hours
10am-2pm & 4-6.30pm Tue-Sat, 10am-3pm Sun
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Founded by Empress Margarita de Austria, this 17th-century mansion built in the Madrid baroque style (a pleasing amalgam of brick, exposed stone and wrought iron) is still inhabited by nuns of the Augustine order. The large art collection dates mostly from the 17th century and among the many gold and silver reliquaries is one that contains the blood of San Pantaleón, which purportedly liquefies each year on 27 July. The convent also sits on a pretty plaza with lovely views down towards the Palacio Real.