Royal Monastery of Santa Isabel

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The Church can only be visited during hours of worship.

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Founded by Phillip II on the site of the sumptuous country house of his secretary, Antonio Pérez, this royal patron devised a complex with two key functions united around one central church: an Augustinian convent and a college originally for the daughters of servants to the Crown.

The convent suffered considerable damage during the Civil War but the Church's architecture still remains intact. It is one of the most celebrated works in Madrid by the royal architect Juan Gómez de Mora.

Although the artwork in the Church disappeared in 1936, the cloisters still house some valuable pieces, including paintings and sculptures from the 17th and 18th century.