A Panoramic Madrid Van Tour through best Madrid neighborhoods and a personalized tour with Hernan A. Satt through the Royal Monastery of Barefoot Nuns.

Yes, an unique experience in the Capital of Spain.  Mr. Hernan Satt, licensed guide and founder of Madrid Museum Tours will be your private guide in the Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns. This is the only one of all Madrid Tours that explains aspects that has been little divulged until now, such as :

  • the organization of the monastic life
  • the social origins of the nuns.
  • the responsibilities and relationships of the nuns to life outside the convent.

In fact, this personalized tour through the Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns includes an in-dept analysis, first developed in the master degree work of Harvard Art Historian Miss Katherine Mills.

Juana de Austria, sister of King Philip II, founded the Royal Monastery of Barefoot Nuns  in 1559. She was born in this palace, built by Alonso Gutierrez. This noble man made a fortune as treasurer of Emperor Charles V, Juana’s father.

33 nuns, proceeding mainly from families of the Spanish Nobility habited the Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns. Their mission, to establish the monastic life of the Order of Saint Clare. Juana de Austria, neither professed as a nun nor spent much time here. But her relatives, Empress Mary and daughter Margaret, kept alive the presence of the Habsburg Dynasty, in this royal spot.

Our private tour describes in detail the impressive Art Collection of the Royal Barefoot Nuns Convent, a contribution of illustrious ladies of the Hasburg Dynasty.

Also included on this personalized tour. An innovative description of :

  • the intimate convent space and
  • how daily life in the Convent went on.
  • the astounding secrets hidden behind the Doors of the Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns.

This private tour of Madrid Museum Tours is an exceptional opportunity to have the deepest possible insight in the Royal Monastery of Barefoot Nuns.

Please click here for further information about the itinerary of your private Panoramic Madrid Van Tour.



1 – 3 persons SMALL VAN 563 €
4 – 5 persons SMALL VAN 656 €
6 – 8 persons BIG VAN 874 €

*Prices in euros per tour, not per person (21% VAT to be added)

Less than 7 days before the Tour: 100% cancellation cost.


Length: 6 hours.

Time: Not available on Monday and Wednesday – in Private Van.

Pick up / Drop off :Your hotel in Madrid.

Lenguages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Tickets: Tour includes admissions to the Royal Descalzas Convent.

Aperitif: beer/wine/soda + tapa included in the price

Driver: Your driver is licensed guide of Madrid and Art Historian

Cancellations: before 8 days of the tour : NO penalization

  • Less than 7 days before the Tour: 100% cancellation cost

Book this tour: Please fill in the contact form and we will contact you within 24 hours to confirm it.


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