Relaxing Tour by private car to enjoy all Madrid and the Royal Convents of the Barefoot Nuns and Royal Incarnation, with its art treasures, relics and peaceful atmosphere which will give us the impression of journeying back to the 17th century. We will start the tour at your hotel and proceed to the Royal Convent of the Barefoot Nuns founded by Juana de Austria, the only Jesuit nun of her time and daughter of emperor Charles 5th.
Doña Juana of Austria 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.
Our Private Tour continues by car. We will drive to the charming Old Madrid which began to be built 450 years ago. We will admire the beautiful parks of Green Madrid (it should be noted that the Spanish capital is the European capital with the most parks and gardens). We will drive through the broad avenues of Madrid’s Habsburg dynasty, the Gran Via with its surprisingly interesting buildings based on the ”Prairie School architectural style”. We will visit the exclusive Barrio de Salamanca and its modern and elegant shops (ideal for”shopping”). We will proceed to the El Viso mid 20th century residential neighbourhood, built originally for poor people and later to become an urban zone for the wealthy. We will then arrive to the Chamartin district where the stadium of Real Madrid is located surrounded by top class restaurants.
Prices in €uros per tour, NOT per person (21 % VAT to be added)