Monastry of Descalzas Reales

The Monastery of Las Descalzas Reales or El Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales as it is more commonly known in Spain, is a royal monastery which is administered by the Patrimonio Nacional. Founded by convent nuns of the Poor Clare in 1559, the museum houses bejewelled exhibition pieces, relics and also displays the bones of Saint Sebastian. Along with the many priceless masterpieces there are Titian's Caesar's Money, tapestries woven to designs by Rubens, and works by Hans de Beken and Brueghel the Elder.

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