This Tour of Madrid Museum Tours will begin with a Private Tour to the Monastery of the Royal Barefoot Nuns Convento de las Descalzas Reales) founded by Juana de Austria, daughter of emperor Charles 5th, the only Jesuit nun of her time.
Doña Juana donated this imposing Renaissance Palace to the Franciscan Clares Cloistered Nuns Order who, after nearly 500 years continue to live and maintain it. Today, they number 25. This convent also won the 1987 Prize of Best European Community Museum. Its main attraction are the ten 17th century Flemish tapestries based on the sacrament of the Eucharist, whose cartoons are the work of the great painter Peter Paul Rubens. This private tour will also visit the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation sponsored by the Habsburg kings Philip III and his wife Margaret of Austria and Styria who donated the building to the Augustinian cloistered nuns order which in number of 14 today continue its maintenance. Its main attraction is the Hall of Relics, and the Counter Reformation atmosphere which prevails in every corner of this unusual gallery and convent. UNIQUE ADVANTAGE: The regular tours to both monasteries are composed of 20 people. With Madrid Museum Tours, you will enjoy an individual tour.
Then we will take a leisurely stroll through the most authentic part of Madrid, that of the Habsburgs, which combines walking through endearing narrow streets, ignored by conventional tourist guides, with the most touristic places of the city. Here we will get to know the various architectural styles of Madrid’s ancient buildings and palaces, local customs, the fascinating history of the restoration of the Old Town with amazing details that usually go unnoticed to individual travelers and will greatly enrich your enjoyment and knowledge of Madrid.
Prices in €uros per Tour, not per Person (21 % VAt to be added )