Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns
Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns
Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns

Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns

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Top 1% of attractions in Madrid
8 / 10

4 expert reviews

“Its plain, brick-and-stone facade hides paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán, Titian, and Pieter Brueghel the Elder.”

– Fodor's

Frommer's
"In the mid-16th century, aristocratic women -- either disappointed in love or "wanting to be the bride of Christ" -- stole away to this convent to take the veil." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"This collection of fantastic, if occasionally brutally themed, religious art, including pieces by Peter Paul Rubens, is in an appropriately creaky and forbidding 16th-century working convent." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Home to a remarkable museum of religious art... also includes numerous canvases by Zurbarán, Bruegel the Elder." Full review


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