An amazing journey through a Convent that preserves unalterable vestiges of life from the 16th century is one of the best Things to Do in Madrid.
Juana de Austria founded the convent in 1559. She was born here. A palace built by Alonso Gutierrez. This noble man made a fortune as treasurer of Emperor Charles V.
33 nuns from families of the Spanish High Nobility habited the Convent. To practice the way of life of Santa Clara. Juana neither professed as a nun nor spent much time in the Convent. But her relatives, Empress Mary and daughter Margaret, kept alive the presence of the Austrians in the convent.
Our private tour describes in detail the impressive Art Collection of the Descalzas, a contribution of illustrious ladies of Hasburg Dynasty. Also included an innovative analysis of
- the intimate convent space and
- how life in the Convent went on.
This private tour of Madrid Museum Tours is an exceptional opportunity to get to know the Convent of the Barefoot Nuns Madrid like it has been never explained before.