Plaza de las Descalzas reales, 3
Madrid
Located in the heart of Madrid city centre is the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales which currently houses a museum. It was founded by King Felipe II’s sister, Juana de Austria, during the 16th century and it was used as a place of confinement for many upper class women of that period. Traditionally, women would take their trousseaux to the convent and so for this reason the present museum houses a large collection of sculptures, metalwork, tapestries and paintings by artists as famous as Tiziano, Sánchez Coello and Luni.

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