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Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Extended Route 2: Modern Madrid
  • Route 2: Modern Madrid
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid

This convent's history is so closely tied to the women of the House of Austria that it could be regarded as the female equivalent of the Monastery of San Lorenzo of El Escorial. It was founded by Doña Juana de Austria (1535-1573), sister of Philip II and Princess of Portugal, in 1559. http://www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacios/6095